Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has paid tribute to his former coach Sir Cecil Jones Attuaquayefio who died today.
Jones was the coach who gave Asamoah Gyan his first chance to play for liberty PROF.
Asamoah Gyan posted on his twitter page: “Sad day…. my great coach and inspirer… he handed me my first chance… Rest in Peace Sir Cecil Jones Attuaquayefio..”
The former hearts trainer led the team to clinch the African Champions League in 2000.
He then managed the Benin national team to the 2004 African Nations Cup.
He also managed Ghana’s national team and used the Hearts of Oak eleven to represent the Black Stars in a match against Nigeria which ended in a draw.
In the 2008/2009 Ghana League season, Attuquayefio coached Liberty Professionals F.C.
Cecil Jones Attuquayefio was named African coach of the year in 2000 after his club Accra Hearts of Oak of Ghana won the African Champions league with only one loss throughout the entire tournament (to DC Motema Pembe).
For years now, he has been suffering from throat cancer.