The football fraternity has been thrown in a state of mourning following the death of Retired FIFA referee and Ghana FA referee manager L.O. Laryea.

Laryea was reported dead in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 77.

He passed away at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after short battle with illness.

“Yes, it’s true my grandfather just passed on. He had been sick for a short while and gave up the ghost this morning.” grandson and FIFA referee Daniel Laryea confirmed to GHANAsoccernet.com