The Ministry of Youth and Sports on behalf of the sporting public has expressed its regret at the reported demise of two former National Football stars Opoku Afriyie and Kwasi Wusu.
A statement from the ministry read;
“The late Football icon contributed immensely in the development of Football as a player, Coach, and administrator. He dedicated his whole life to the sport and exhibited great sense of discipline, valour, and sportsmanship both on and off the field of play.
The late Opoku Afriyie featured for the two glorious clubs in the country Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. He also played for the national football team, the Black Stars.
He has paid his dues to the nation on the field of Football in Ghana. The nation and the Football fraternity have lost a precious Football gem. His memories will forever remain in our hearts. Our prayers and feelings remain with the families in this difficult time.
In a related development, the 1970 Africa cup of nations star Kwasi Wusu has been confirmed dead at age 72.
Kwasi Wusu also known as Powerhouse, the former Tano Bofoakwa striker was Ghana’s top scorer as they finished second in the 1970 AFCON in Sudan, passed on in Sunyani, a day after the passing on of Opoku Afriyie.