Felix Sarfo-Kantanka, Sr. (Class of 2019)

Felix hailing from Ghana, where he was born in 1944, was involved in football long before it became popular as the sport of soccer in the United States. He came to Richmond from New York, where he began a career with the Commonwealth of Virginia along with his wife Nana and began their family with son Felix, Jr., and daughter Victoria. Outside of work he committed much of his volunteer activities to the development of soccer in Richmond, in particular with the Richmond Strikers Club in its infancy, and carried his passion for the game onto the pitch as a stand-out VHSL and USSF referee. His hallmark is his broad smile and easy going demeanor. He and his wife raised their children in the game of soccer, where they both excelled, and continue to be successful in their adult lives. Felix in retirement continues to be an international ambassador for the sport of football supporting youth programs through his continuing involvement with Sports Outreach International in his home country.