Former Black Stars Skipper, Stephen Appiah has announced the death of his mother Madam Comfort Afua Aidoo .

The mother of the footballer , Madam Comfort  died at the age of 73  on Saturday afternoon after a short illness few days to  her son’s birthday.

Stephen Appiah who took his instagram page to announce the death of his lovely mother,  wrote : “Today is my birthday and I should be celebrating but instead I’m mourning. Mourning the very person who gives me so much love and joy. For I always see 24th December as a day to celebrate you instead of me because you made it possible. 

“This day was never complete without me showing you how much I love and appreciate all you have done for me. There was no birthday without the kiss on your cheeks.

“Why you chose to leave me the same week I celebrate my birthday is what I’m struggling to understand,”. 


However, Stephen Appiah has cancelled his birthday football Gala which would have drawn a galaxy of former Ghanaian internationals and active players to the Wembley Park at Kotobabi, Accra.

The tournament, was organised by Nuru Bremansu, to mark the birthday of Stephen Appiah which falls on December 24.