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Football fraternity among sympathizers at late ex-Ghana striker Opoku Afriyie's One-Week Observation

Published on: 09 August 2020
Football fraternity among sympathizers at late ex-Ghana striker Opoku Afriyie's One-Week Observation
Football fraternity

High profile football administrators and owners were present at the 'One Week Observation' of the late ex-Ghana striker Opoku Afriyie. 

The ceremony took place on Saturday, 8 August, 2020 at his Kotei residence in Kumasi.

President Kurt Okraku led the delegation from the Ghana Football Association and was flanked by Executive Council members Madam Habiba Atta Forson, Frederick Acheampong and Samuel Anim Addo.

Ashanti Regional FA chairman Osei Tutu Agyemang,  Ghana FA Deputy General Secretary Alex Asante; former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and King Faisal owner Alhaji Karim Grunzah were present too.

Afriyie died on Sunday, March 29, 2020 after a short illness, aged 65,

He was a member of Ghana’s 1978 and 1982 Africa Cup of Nations winning squads and starred for the two biggest clubs in the country; Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

Afriyie was the top scorer in the Ghana league in 1979 and 1981.

After hanging up his boots, he took up roles as Team Manager and Welfare Officer of the Black Stars and Asante Kotoko respectively.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

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