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Legendary coach Sam Arday passes on

Ghana’s legendary coach, Sam Arday passes on after battling a short illness.

The former FIFA U17 World Cup winner died on Sunday aged 71 years.

Sam Arday was born on 2nd November, 1945 and was Ghana’s coach from 1991 till 2004 across all national teams.

He was the coach that led Ghana to win bronze in the Men’s Football at the 1992 Olympic games which took place in Barcelona, Spain. That was the first time an African country won a medal in Men’s football in the history of the Olympics.

He was also coach of the U20 side, the Black Satellites that won Bronze Medal at the 1991 African youth Championship held in Egypt. He also led the Black Starlets, the U17 team of Ghana to win both the 1995 African U17 championship and the FIFA U17 World Cup in the same year at Mali and Ecuador respectively.

Coach Arday as affectionately called paid his dues to the country and he left a legendary mark for others to follow.

May his soul Rest in Peace.

We at wish Coach Arday Damirifa Due.


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