The former Black Star player Stephen Appiah cancelled his gala as he lost his mother on Saturday, 22 December, 2018.
Madam Comfort Afua Aidoo died at the age of 73 years on Saturday afternoon.
The gala was to bring former Ghanaian international and active prayers to the Wembley park at the Kotobabi, Accra in gathering to celebrate his birthday.
Appiah used his social media platform to announce the death of his mother. Below is his statement :
“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,” the heartbroken football great said in a post on his Instagram.
The tournament, which is being organised by Nuru Bremansu, was to mark the birthday of Appiah which falls on December 24.