- Former Black Stars striker, Kwesi Owusu, has passed on
- Owusu died on Monday, March 30, 2020
- He was one of the best players in the country during his active days
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Ghanaian football fraternity is mourning the death of former Black Stars and Tano Bofoakwa striker, Kwesi Owusu.
Owusu was confirmed dead on Monday, March 30, 2020 - he was 72 years.
During his active days, Owusu was the leading striker for the Black Stars and Tano Bofoakwa.
He played for the Black Stars between 1969 and 1970 and was part of the Ghana team that finished 2nd in that year’s African Nations Cup (AFCON) after Ghana succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Sudan in the final.
The Ghanaian team for that tournament had the likes of John Eshun, Ibrahim Sunday and the late Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.
Owusu is best remembered for scoring 9 goals against Niger in one of the qualifiers for the 1970 African Nations Cup.
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Per records, he scored 36 goals for the national team and that placed him on top of the scorer’s chart until Asamoah Gyan topped it in 2013.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported the death of another Black Stars striker, Opoku Afriyie.
Afriyie, whose nickname was ‘Bayie’, due to his scoring prowess reportedly died on Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Kumasi.
The cause of death is not yet known, however, reports suggest that the 75-year-old had been unwell for some time.
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