Koufie is one of the rare Ghanaians football personalities who served in all sectors of the game – Player, Coach and Administrator.
One of the noticeable faces of his generation, he rose to become head of the GFA between
2001-2003, and is famous for the launching of a five-year development plan, often cited as the basis for Ghana’s dominance in recent times.
As a coach, he was a member of the technical team when Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1965 in Tunisia. He was at the helm of the Black Stars from 1968-1973 and guided the West Africans to the 1968 and 1970 AFCON, reaching the final on both occasions.
In 1971, Asante Kotoko became the first Ghanaian club to win the African Cup of Champions Clubs (now CAF Champions League) and Koufie was the man behind that historic feat. He nearly achieved back-to-back successes in the premier continental club championship, with Accra Great Olympics the following year, as the latter’s journey ended at the semis.
His exploits took him to Cote d’Ivoire, where he steered the affairs of Abidjan giants, Africa Sports. Zimbabwe was his next stop, serving as Technical Advisor of the Zimbabwe Football Association from 1981-82, before enjoying an eight-year success as Technical Director of Botswana Football Association.
Koufie was a recipient of the CAF Order of Merit – Silver for his contribution to the development to African football, decorated in January 2000.