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Former Black Stars Player Opoku Afriyie Passes On

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Former Black Stars player and one of the finest attackers ever witnessed on the Africa continent, Opoku Afriyie is dead.

The player, affectionately called Bayie (wizard) is one of the few players who played for two of Ghana’s most glamorous clubs Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

The cause of his death has not been divulged by his family but we know in due time it will be made public.

Opoku Afriyie scored both goals for Ghana in the final of the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations as the Black Stars defeated Uganda to lift the trophy on home ground.

He was the joint top scorer of the competition with three goals along with Nigeria’s Segun Odegbami and Philip Omondi of Uganda.

He also won the top scorer award of the Ghana Premier League two times which made him one feared attackers on the continent of Africa despite his diminutive figure

 

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