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Legendary Coach Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio Is Dead

Sir Cecil Jones AttuquayefioRenowned Black Stars coach, Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio is dead. The former Ghana international died Tuesday morning after a long illness.

He was 70.

A gifted defender, Sir Attuquayefio in his youthful days helped Accra-based premier league side, Great Olympics to win the League in 1970 and also played an instrumental role in Ghana’s Black Star victory at the 1970 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

His career as a coach was very successful having won three league titles with Accra Hearts of Oak and also guided them to win the CAF Champions League in 2000 as well as the CAF Super Cup in that year before adding the maiden CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.

He coached the Black Stars in 2001 and became the first coach to qualify Benin to the AFCON in 2004.

Source: 233livenews

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