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Legendary Ghanaian goalkeeper Robert Mensah's son commits suicide

Legendary Ghanaian goalkeeper Robert Mensah's son commits suicide

Lukman Mumuni
January 13, 2022 at 11:55 AM
  • Son of late Ghanaian goalkeeper Robert Mensah has committed suicide few months after the 51st anniversary of his dad's passing
  • Kofi Anto, who was physically challenged is reported to have hanged himself at his home in the central region
  • His father, Robert Mensah was killed 51 years ago following a brawl at a bar in Ghana

Kofi Anto, the son of former Ghana goalkeeper, Robert Mensah, has committed suicide at his home in the Central Region.

Months after Ghanaians celebrated the 51st anniversary of the passing of his dad, Anto could not keep it together as he hanged himself to death.

According to reports, Kofi Anto who was in the company of his son, decided to send the boy on an errand, only for him to take his own life.

Kofi Anto and his father Robert Mensah. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Legendary Ghanaian goalkeeper Robert Mensah's son commits suicide. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Source: Twitter
“The family said three days ago, Kofi Anto seemed uneasy and asked his son who was playing around him to go out and play and not make so much noise around him. It was this opportunity he took to hang himself," part of a report by radio presenter, Blakk Rasta read.

Kofi Anto gained popularity on the occasion of his dad's 51st death anniversary after he stated in an interview, he was not going to auction his father famous hat, used during his goalkeeping days.

Although, Anto has been unwell for some time, he revealed he has had offers for him to sell the hat and take care of himself but had to decline all.

Blakk Rasta, an Accra-based radio present, who granted Anto the interview took to social media to pay tribute to Kofi Anto.

"Rest well Kofi Anto," he wrote.

Robert Mensah died 51 years ago in a brawl that happened at a bar in the Central Region.

Kofi Anto won't sell Robert Mensah's famous hat

Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Robert Mensah Junior, the physically challenged son of Ghanaian legendary goalkeeper, Robert Mensah, has said he will not trade his father's famous cap even for the ability to walk.

Kofi Anto, as he is also called, said in a video interview sighted by YEN.com.gh that, he has had his father's cap for more than 50 years and to trade it now for anything would be a betrayal.

The late Asante Kotoko goalkeeper, Mensah, had a distinct choice of apparel for when he played, a jet-black shirt and shots kits, topped with a black-brown-white-cream checkered peaky cap.

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Lukman Mumuni
Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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