Body of late Christopher Opoku arrives in Ghana ahead of funeral

By Mutala Yakubu
Late sports journalist Christopher Opoku to be buried on July 15

The body of late sports broadcaster, Christopher Opoku has arrived in Ghana ahead of his funeral on July 15.

The 42-year-old's body arrived today at exactly 7:45am at the Kotoka International Airport on a British Airways flight and was accompanied by his wife Mrs Vivian Opoku and three children.

There were close relatives, church members and some of the sports journalists who worked closely with him also at the Airport.

His body is expected to be flown to Kumasi on Tuesday for preparations towards his burial ceremony on July 15 at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Opoku, popularly known as Columbus, died of cancer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after several years of battling with the disease.

Christopher Opoku, who until his trip abroad for treatment, was news editor at Citi FM has worked in the media for more than fifteen years. He started as the host of a gospel show on Luv Fm, a station based in Kumasi where he was a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Chris then evolved to become one of Ghana’s known sports journalists. He worked with Asempa FM and Power FM before it was re-branded Starr FM.

He was named Best Football Commentator and Best Football Journalist (PLB) in 2008 and 2009.