The 7th-Day intercessory prayers (Dua) for former Black Stars and Accra Hearts of Oak left back Abubakar Jawondo will be held on Monday, family has announced.
Mr Jawondo, who played for the Phobians in the late 60s, died on Monday 28th February at 80.
The Dua to be held at the Jawondo family House at Darkuman is the second to be held in matter of a week, in accordance to Islamic traditions.
A Fiddau (3rd Day prayers) has already been held for him on Wednesday 2nd March.
His son Abdul-Wahab Jawondo, a sports journalist working for Marhaba FM and Gaskia TV, describes the late left back as a man who has done his best for both "family and country".
"He was a motivator, a disciplinarian and a figure of pride for the Jawondo family and mother Ghana," the Head of Sports for the Hausa-speaking Radio and TV stations said.
"My father was a greatest role model who always had a solution to our problems. We only knew him as a our dad but we grew up to know his act heroism from outsiders.
"He has done his best for both the family and the country and as children, all we can only prayer for Allah to grant him Jannatil Firdaus."
Born in April 1942 in the Greater Accra suburb of Old Fadama, Jawondo's football story extends beyond the borders of Ghana.
He carved a legendary figure for himself after playing for some number of clubs in the country to earn a Black Stars call up in 1971
He played for the Phobians between 1968 to 1970 after joining the Ghanaian football powerful house from Accra Standfast, where he played for a season.
He later shifted his attention to Koforidua Rovers in a short stint before landing in Nigeria's Kano Pillas between 1971 to 1972.
He however returned to the country to offer his longest football services to Agona Fankobaa in Central region, spending six years with the Swedru-based club between 1972-1980.
His soccer mastery at the flanks earned him call up into the Black Star a friendly game against Romania in 4th February 1971, where he featured in the famous 3-1 victory over the Eastern European country.
He also worked at the Ghana Armed Forces in a voluntary service to the nation.
He had 11 children but is now survived by 8.
Below is the profile of the late Abubakar Jawondo
Name:Alhaji Abubakar Jawando ( aka Alhaji Inkuku or Wofa)
Father:Alhaji Omaru Jawando
Mother:Hajia Fati Matan Malam Jawando
Date of Birth:4th April,1942
Place of Birth:Old Fadama,Accra
Father of Abdul-Wahab Jawando
Head of Sports,Marhaba FM
Head of Sports,Gaskia TV
Children:11 (now 8)
Grand Children:17 (now 16)
Schools Attended: Accra Primary (Central Mosque)
Middle Sch:Kaneshie Crew Avenue Middle school(1958-1961)
Place of Work:
(A)Worker Brigade No.34856
(B)Arm Forces Volunteee Force No.162569(3yrs)
Accra Hearts of Oak:1968-1970
Koforidua Eastern Rover:1970-1971
Nigeria Kano Pillars:1971-1972
Died:28th February, 2022