by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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He emerged on the scene without fanfare and exited in likewise manner. On Saturday, July 15, 2017, relatives, friends, mentees, associates and fans congregated on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to bid Christopher Opoku farewell.
He has since been laid to rest at Besease in the Asante Akyem District of the Ashanti Region leaving behind a wife and three young children.
In session at the funeral were colleagues from the sports fraternity including Veronica Commey, Gary Al-Smith, Nathan Quao, Karl Tuffuor, Rashida Baba Kederi, Benedict Owusu, Kweku Ofosu and Sammy Bartels.
Mr. Opoku passed away in April, 2017, after battling with cancer for years. He was on admission in the United Kingdom receiving treatment for cancer of the rectum when he passed. The late broadcaster’s body was flown into the country on Sunday, July 9 for the burial.
Chris had amassed experience in the journalism field for fifteen years serving with Metro TV, GTV, Asempa FM, Citi FM and Luv FM securing the Best Football Commentator and Best Football Journalist (PLB) accolades in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Widow, Vivian Opoku in her tribute noted Chris was “the complete, total package meant for me“, adding that he “meant more to me than words would ever explain.”