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Robert Mensah: Legendary goalkeeper’s son commits suicide, details

Kofi Antoh, the son of Ghanaian icon Robert Mensah, is said to have committed suicide.

To the surprise of everyone around him, he hanged himself to death in his chamber, according to his family.

Blakk Rasta, a radio host, revealed Antoh’s death, confirming that he died three days ago.

“Three days ago, Kofi Anto became anxious and begged his son who was playing around him to go out and play and not create such a lot of noise around him,” according to the family. Ghanaweb quotes Blakk Rasta as saying, “It was this opportunity that he took to hang himself.”

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The deceased made headlines recently after stating that he would never sell his late father’s renowned 50-year-old headgear for any sum.

Robert Mensah, his father, is regarded as one of Ghana’s best goalkeepers, having made a name for himself in the 1950s and 1960s.

In his prime as a goalie, his reflexes, anticipation, and interception were unrivaled. Before joining Kumasi Asante Kotoko, he played for Ebusua Dwarfs and won the Ghana Premier League and the CAF Champions League.

He was the Black Stars’ first-choice goalkeeper when they won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 1963, the first of Ghana’s four continental trophies.

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Due to a unique cap that he wore while keeping the sticks, Robert Mensah used to stir up controversy. In 1971, however, he was stabbed to death in a pub after an incident.

His famous headwear was passed down to his son, Kofi Antoh, who had struggled with disabilities since birth.

Many people were surprised by Antoh’s suicide.

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Source: DailyNewsGhana.com/2022

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