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Sports News of Thursday, 27 October 2016


Ex Ghana coach Emmanuel Afranie suffers mild stroke

Legendary Ghanaian coach Emmanuel Kwasi (EK) Afranie is ill at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering a stroke.

The former Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko coach was rushed to the Stroke Unit of the hospital earlier this week after he was struck by the illness.

A source close to the family revealed that Afranie suffered a mild stroke and is on the mend.

Afranie was due to be honoured this Friday for his meritorious services to the nation by the Dan-deVan Group of Companies.

He is credited with qualifying four different Ghanaian national teams to the World Cup – the Black Starlets in 1991, 1997 and 1999 when he qualified the women’s national team, the Black Queens to the World Cup and in 2001 when he took Ghana’s U-20 men’s to the final in Argentina.