Former Hearts of Oak captain Joe Dakota dies in US after contracting coronavirus

Former Hearts of Oak captain Joe Dakota dies in US after contracting coronavirus

- Former Hearts of Oak captain, Joseph Kpakpo Oti Ankrah is reported to have died in the US after battling the deadly coronavirus

- The 84-year-old former footballer died on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Silver Spring, Maryland after weeks on admission at the hospital's Internal Care Unit (ICU)

- Popularly known as Joe Dakota captained Hearts of Oak between 1960 and 1970

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Former Hearts of Oak captain, Joseph Kpakpo Oti Ankrah who is popularly known as 'Joe Dakota' is reported to have died in the US after battling the deadly coronavirus.

Former Hearts of Oak captain Joseph Oti Ankrah dies in US after contracting coronavirus

Former Hearts of Oak captain Joseph Oti Ankrah Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

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The unfortunate event is said to have happened on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Silver Spring, Maryland after the 84-year-old former footballer battled with COVID-19 at the hospital's Internal Care Unit (ICU) for some time.

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Joe Dakota played in central defence for Hearts of Oak between 1960 and 1970. He captained Hearts of Oak for very long time and played as a defender.

The talented defender relocated to the United States after his career together with the likes of the late Alhaji Hearts.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says it will be difficult for players in the Ghanaian domestic leagues to accept pay cuts in the face of the deadly coronavirus.

He said unlike the rest of the world, players in the domestic league don't earn that much, therefore, cutting their pay will greatly affect them.

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All over the world, players have been urged by their teams to take a pay cut in order to save the clubs from financial stress.

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