The funeral for Alhaji Mohammed Nuru Deen Jawula, the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) who passed away in Nashville, Tennessee, will take place on January 22, 2023.
The Islamic burial ritual will take place at the ICN Bellevue Masjid, located at 7337 Charlotte Park in Nashville, USA.
At the age of 74, Lepowura MND Jawulia passed away on Saturday.
From 1997 until 2001, he oversaw Ghana’s football operations. During his administration, the U-17 team finished second and third in the respective 1997 and 1999 World Cups, and the U-20 squad finished second in the 2001 World Cup.
He served as the head of the Ghana Premier League Management Committee, a member of the CAF Interclub Committee, and a board member of Real Tamale United, a GPL team, until his death.
Alhaji Jawula has received numerous tributes from people in the athletic community. Some Ghanaians think Alhaji Jawula significantly influenced the development of football in the nation.
Below is brief information about Alhaji Jawula :
He was born in May 1949 to a wealthy Ghanaian family in the Accra district of Cowlane. When he was three years old, his mother and step-siblings were banished to the north since his father was the chief of Kpandai.
Jawula got involved in politics while still in high school and rose to the position of prefect at Tamale Secondary School.
After completing sixth grade, the young Jawula was admitted in 1968 to the University of Cape Coast, where he pursued his first degree in English and Economics.
He attended the University of Ghana, Legon, to complete a Master’s degree in African literature.
He visited Canada in 1989 as a fellow at the University of Carlton in Ottawa. Upon his return, he served in a number of ministries, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Harbours and Railways, and the Ministry of Finance as an administrator and Chief Director before retiring with honor. He is known by the traditional name Lepowura.
We’re saddened by the news of Lepowura MND Jawula’s death.
Alhaji was a Chairman of the GFA from 1997-2001.He also chaired the @MTNFACupGH & was Chairman of the @GhanaLeague Organizing Committee until his demise.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all who knew him. pic.twitter.com/urzb9dINE4
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) January 21, 2023
SOME SAD NEWS.
Former GFA President Alhaji MND Jawula has passed on, his family has confirmed. He was President of the Football Association from 1997-2001. He was Chairman of the Black Starlets team that won the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Ecuador in 1995. May his soul RIP???? pic.twitter.com/qSry7pKTi9
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) January 21, 2023
We came from you and to you we shall return. Yaa Allah grant the soul of my father, my advisor, my pillar Alhaji M.N.D Jawula a peaceful place in Jannatul firdaous. Yaa Allah you know why you called him the time I needed him most. Father Lepo Wura, I shall forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/wiKPU11o2u
— Abdulai Gazale (@GazaleAbdulai) January 21, 2023
He was my friend and a brother, a loyal friend and a supportive and loving “brother”
I’m heart-broken! I’m sad
We will say more later… on his contribution in many areas of national affairs
BREAKING: Former GFA chairman Jawula is dead https://t.co/Hu6p9VlZpd
— CitizenKofi (@amoah_citizen) January 21, 2023
Former #Ghana FA boss Lepowura Mohammed Nuru-Deen Jawula has died at the age of 74???? https://t.co/32nFtwBqk0
— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) January 21, 2023