Late Opoku Afriyie

The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kurt E.S. Okrakru has led a delegation to Kumasi to call on the family of the late Opoku Afriyie, a former striker of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The visit was to sympathize with the family on the loss of their beloved.

Executive Council members Frederick Acheampong and Nana Sarfo Oduro as well as Samuel Aboabire, Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association accompanied the President.

Other members of the delegation include Security and Safety Committee member John Ansah and Michael Tawiah Attoh, National Teams Coordinator of the GFA.

Wife of the former Ghana star, Mrs. Georgina Opoku Afriyie and children, Jesse Opoku Afriyie (Student, KNUST), and Nana Abena Korama Opoku Afriyie (Student, Holy Child SHS) were on hand to welcome the GFA delegation to their residence at Kotei, Kumasi.

Opoku Afriyie, a former Asante Kotoko, Accra Hearts of Oak, and Ghana forward died on Sunday, March 29, 2020, after a short illness.

He was a member of Ghana’s 1978 and 1982 Africa Cup of Nations winning squads.

Opoku Afriyie was the top scorer in the Ghana league in 1979 and 1981.

After hanging up his boots, Opoku took up roles as Team Manager and Welfare Officer of the Black Stars and Asante Kotoko respectively. He was 65.

President Kurt E.S Okraku signed the Book of Condolence on behalf of the GFA.

May the soul of the departed rest in peace.