FA Vice President visits ailing ex-national coach Emmanuel Akwasi Afranie



GFA Vice President George Afriyie and a member of the Association’s medical committee Jonathan Quartey, have visited former national team coach Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital in Accra.

The veteran trainer has been admitted at the hospital after suffering a mild stroke a few days ago.

The FA Vice President paid a visit to the ex Black Stars coach on Thursday evening to wish him well on behalf of the FA president and entire football association.

Coach Afranie was assistant to the late Fred Osam Duodu (who died a few weeks ago), when Ghana won the 1978 African Cup of Nations Cup on home soil.He was appointed substantive head coach of the senior national team in 1984.

He is however best known for leading Ghana to the final of the 2001 World Youth Championship where he unearthed players such as Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Derek Boateng, John Pantsil, John Mensah etc, who later became the back bone for the Black Stars in their first two qualifications to the World Cup.

He also managed various national teams including female sides.

At club level, he was head coach for a number of premier league clubs and won the league with both Hearts of Oak (1997) and Asante Kotoko (2005).

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