Ghana’s Former Football Coach Dies At 71

By Winifred Bulus

Ghana’s first medal winner coach, Sam Arday died Sunday, after brief illness at 71. He was Former technical director of a football academy in Ghana, Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord, now West Africa Football Academy (WAFA).

Arday, fondly called ‘multi-system’ led his country to victory on several occasions including, leading Ghana’s Olympic team to winning a bronze medal in 1992.

He also steered the under-17 football team, the Black Starlets, to the 1995 FIFA U-17 World title and the African Under-17 Championship in Mali.

Ghana’s president, Akuffo Addo, while mourning the loss of the icon sends a condolence to the family from his tweeter handle, @NAkufoAddo , saying, “Saddened by the news of the death of Sam Arday. Undoubtedly, one of the most brilliant coaches Ghana has produced.

“My condolences to his family, and may his soul rest in perfect peace.”

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