The spokesperson of the former Black Stars coach Herbert Obuobi Addo, Philip Addo has debunked reports the family has rejected a state funeral for the late trainer.

The late Addo won the Ghana Premiere League on five occasions with four different clubs, a historic feat that is yet to be broken. He is expected to be buried on Saturday June 24, 2017 in Aburi.

In an exclusive interview with Starr Sports, Mr. Addo said “we understood that a section of the Addo family are refusing an offer from the Sports Ministry and the Ghana FA to honor our departed relative for a befitting burial”.

“But this does not represent the whole truth, it is just the representation of a handful of the entire Addo family led by his recent wife, Gifty Aquah because she did not consult me [Philip Addo] because I led the delegation to the GFA and the Sports Ministry,” the family spokesperson confirmed to Starr Sports.

“We [the family] had never turned down offers made by both the Ministry and the GFA”, he said.

The legendary Addo lost his life at the 37 Military Hospital after a short illness on March 24th 2017.