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The Late Coach Attuquayefio
The Late Coach Attuquayefio

Former Accra Hearts of Oak coach, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio has lost his battle with throat cancer.

Attuquayefio, first Ghanaian to win the CAF Super Cup passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, in the early hours of Tuesday, aged 70.

The former Olympics player led Hearts to continental success in 2000 before enjoying spells with Liberty Professionals and the Benin national team where he became the first coach to qualify the country to their maiden Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.

He is credited for winning the 1994 and 1995 Ghana League titles with then Obuasi Goldfields.

The former Black Stars coach also had spells the Black Starlets where he managed the likes of Michael Essien, Stephen Oduro, Michael Osei and Bernard Dong Bortey.

In 1999, he led Ghana to bronze at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand.

Source: GNA

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