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Former Ghana FA President Alhaji M.N.D Jawula has died peacefully at his home.

Jawula, who would have turned 74 in May, served as the GFA President from 1997 to 2001.

Under his tenure as the GFA boss, he saw the U-17 team place 2nd and 3rd in the 1997 and 1999 World Cups respectively; and the U-20 placing 2nd in the 2001 World Cup edition among many other achievements.

Lepowura Jawula, who was a CAF Interclub Committee member and chairman of the Ghana Premier League Management Committee, also served as a board member of Ghanaian side Real Tamale United.

He was born at Cowlane, a suburb of Accra in May 1949 to an afluent Ghanaian family. His father was the chief of Kpandai and as a result he  was sent  to the north together with his mother and step-siblings  when he was three years old.

Jawula started politics in secondary school and became a school prefect at Tamale Secondary School.

After sixth form, the young Jawula gained admission to the University of Cape Coast in 1968, where he read English and Economics for his first degree.

He pursued a Master’s programme in African Literature at the University of Ghana, Legon.

In 1989, he travelled to Canada as a fellow at the University of Carlton, Ottawa. On his return, he worked in a number of ministries including the Ministry of Finance as an administrator, Chief Director, Ministry of Harbours and Railways and the Ministry of Health  and retired honourably.

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