Ghanian coach dies @70.

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

The Accra-based radio station, Joy FM,
reported on its website that a family
source confirmed the death of the coach
on Tuesday.

He was 70 and had been battling throat cancer for some time.

He is 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.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.
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