Ghanaian football legend, Papa Arko, has died. He was 67. He died at the age of 67, on Sunday, November 26, per reports in the Ghanaian media. The cause of death of Papa Arko has yet to be revealed. Since his death, fans the late Papa Arko have been searching to known how he died, his net worth, as well as information about his wife and children. In this article, we discussed that.
The ex footballer played for the popular Asante Kotoko in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He has become the latest former Asante Kotoko player to have passed away this month after Joe Debrah who died earlier this month a heart attack.
Arko was the captain of Asante Kotoko in 1980. At the time, the team was described as the most talented players. The team went on to be finalists in the 1982 African Cup of Champions Clubs competition where they lost to the powerful Al Ahly SC of Egypt.
He continued to lead his team in 1983, and went ahead to win the CAF Champions League the same year.
Internationally, Arko played for the Ghana Black Stars. He was part of the team that failed woefully to defend the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in 1980. Also in 1984, he represented his country in the AFCON.
Papa Arko cause of death
The cause of death of Papa Arko has not been disclosed. However, the retired player and sports commentator suffered an undisclosed illness in recent times.
His death comes as a shock to many, as many heard him on radio a few months earlier.
Papa Arko net worth
The Konongo Odumase Senior High School old student has a net worth estimated around GHS100,000 which is less than US$ 10,000. In his hey days, Papa Arko had a net worth that made people to consider him one of the richest footballers in the country at the time.
Papa Arko wife & children
The veteran playmaker left behind a wife and a few children. Unfortunately, information about his wife and children are not available, and this is because of the private life the deceased footballer and his immediate family chose for themselves.