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Ghanaian coach Jones Attuquayefio dies at 70


Cecil Jones Attuquayefio PHOTO:

Cecil Jones Attuquayefio PHOTO:

Ghanaian coach, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, former trainer of two national football teams and a number of clubs, is dead, the local media reported yesterday.

The Accra-based radio station, Joy FM, reported on its website that a family source confirmed the coach, 70, who had been battling throat cancer for some time.

Popularly called Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, he played for a number of Ghanaian clubs before plunging into his coaching career.

He coached Accra Great Olympics, Accra Hearts of Oak, with whom he won the African Champions League in 2000, and Liberty Professionals.

He also coached the Benin national team to the 2004 African Nations Cup and briefly managed the Ghanaian national team, the Black Stars.

Attuquayefio was named African Coach of the Year in 2000 after Accra Hearts of Oak won the African Champions league with only one loss throughout the entire tournament.

He also guided the club to Super Cup success with a 2-0 win over Zamalek.

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