The following is the list of top Ghanaian football experts who have died in the last two years.
The football fraternity in Ghana has experience shock at the demise of some of its top coaches and administrators of the game.
YEN.com.gh brings five of the very best in Ghana’s football history who have passed. They are:
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Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
Jones Attuquayefio, was a legendary coach who led Hearts of Oak to Caf Champions League glory in 2000.
He died at age 70 in May 2015.
Born on October 15, 1944, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio played many times for the Ghana national team and helped the team win the 1965 African Nations Cup.
He also managed the Benin national team to the 2004 African Nations Cup and was named the African Coach of the Year. He also managed Ghana's national team.
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Ben Koufie was a former president of the Ghana Football Association(GFA).
He was at the helm of Ghana Football from 2001 -2003 after serving as the technical director of the Botswana FA for eight years.
Mr Koufie trained as a coach in the former Czechoslovakia at the Nymburk Sports College in 1961.
Mr Koufie was appointed National Coach/Manager of the Black Stars from 1968-1973 and took the team to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Addis Ababa Ethiopia in 1968 and in Sudan in 1970.
He died in July 2016, at age 84.
Sam Addy died in February 2017.The celebrated coach was the technical director of WAFA SC before his demise.
YEN understands the multi-system man died in Accra. He was 71 years.
Arday was the first black man to win an Olympic medal in football when he led Ghana's U23 team to pick bronze at the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
He won the 1995 FIFA U17 World Cup winner in Ecuador.
In the Ghana, he handled giants Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and Okwahu United.
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Coach Afranie’s death was indeed a tragic one, as an ambulance transferring him to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi was involved in a fatal car crash in September 2016.
Afraine qualified four different Ghanaian national teams to the World Cup- the Black Starlets in 1991, 1997, 2001 with the Black Satellites where he won silver, and the Black Queens in 1999.
He was 73.
Herbert Addo was born on June 24, 1951 in Accra and hailed from Aburi Konkonduri in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He coached over 15 different clubs in his career, winning the Ghana Premier League on two occasions with two different clubs. He also guided the Black Stars to win the WAFU Championship for national teams in 1986 and 1987.
Some of the notable clubs coached by Addo were Hasaacas, Asante Kotoko, Ashanti Gold, Hearts of Oak, Aduana Stars and Inter Allies.
He was 66 years old.