The body of late sports broadcaster, Christopher Opoku has arrived in Ghana ahead of his burial which is scheduled to take place this weekend in Kumasi.
The six hours flight from London with the body of the 42-year-old journalist, touched down at exactly 7:45pm at the Kotoka International Airport.
Mr Opoku’s widow Vivian and their three children were met on arrival by family members, relatives and church members.
Yaw Ampofo Ankrah and Prince Anang who were two former colleagues of the late commentator from his days at Metro tv were also present at the airport.
The body of Mr Opoku is expected to be flown to Kumasi on Monday morning to begin preparations for his burial ceremony on Saturday July 15.
Christopher Opoku; affectionately known as Columbus, died after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
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.
Aside his work as a sports broadcaster, he had a strong passion for music, and he was heavily involved in running the music department of his church.
He will be remembered as a dedicated, passionate and very lively person and he will be missed by all who knew him.