Ex-Black Stars player Paa Joe Kumah dies at 42 over excessive alcohol intake


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Paa Joe Kumah was confirmed dead on Sunday, December 12, 2021 after battling a short illness at the Tema General Hospital



he former Great Olympics player who resided in Tema, passed away at age 42.

Whilst he was alive, he revealed to SVTV in an interview that life became very difficult and frustrating after hanging his boots.

According to him, his only companion was alcohol as he felt his family betrayed him.


In his exclusive interview with SVTV Africa, the Paa Joe Kumah disclosed that some family members confessed to his downfall; causing injuries to his leg among others.


“Yes, the drinking was because of frustration. Because if someone confesses that he or she is the one that caused your leg injury or caused this. So I might even want to do him or her something. I’m a human being too. But I did not,” he disclosed.

Paa Joe further said that those who wanted his downfall wanted to reunite with him after supposedly destroying his career.

He said “now things have gone back to how they are supposed to be and they want to come back. But I’ve learned a lesson from it.”


He professed that his wife was the only pillar that supported him throughout his struggling period despite going wayward.


Paa Joe was called to the Black Stars alongside Asamoah Gyan and others in the mid-2000s.

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