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Kurt Okraku and GFA mourn Ghanaian football legend Awuley Quaye

In a solemn ceremony on Saturday, June 8, 2024, President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, alongside a distinguished delegation from the Ghana Football Association (GFA), bid farewell to Ghana’s fallen football hero, Emmanuel Awuley Quaye.

The President, in his tribute, honored the life and career of Quaye, who had left an indelible mark on Ghanaian football.

The late Ghanaian football icon, who starred for Ghana’s Black Stars during his playing days, was given a state-assisted funeral, which took place at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.

President Simeon-Okraku was accompanied by Executive Council members Nana Sarfo Oduro and Samuel Aboabire as well as GFA Head of Public Relations and Strategy, Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe and the Director of the GFA Foundation, Malcolm Frazier Appeadu.

Quaye’s legacy in Ghanaian football is illustrious, having led the national team to victory in the memorable Africa Cup of Nations in 1978.

The renowned son of Ghanaian football left an indelible mark on the sport in the country with his enviable leadership qualities.

The celebrated defender was also a legendary figure for Ghana Premier League club Accra Great Olympics, playing a pivotal role in the team’s domestic successes in the 1970s.

He was the father of former Ghana U-17-star Awuley Quaye Jnr. and former Qatari national team midfielder Lawrence Awuley Quaye.

Quaye’s commitment, character, leadership qualities and passion for both club and country will forever remain etched in the nation’s memory.

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