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Sports News of Friday, 15 May 2015

Source: Ghana Sports

Ex-Black Star player dead

Death has been reported of ex-Ghana Black Stars defender, Joseph Agyeman Gyau, who passed away in Sunyani at age 75.

Agyeman-Gyau began representing Ghana in 1960, and went on to win two African Cup of Nations titles with the team in 1963 and 1965.

He also represented the team in the 1964 Summer Olympics, scoring in a 3–2 win against Japan before Ghana were eliminated in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

He continued to play for Ghana until 1968 when he moved to the United States.

In 1968, he moved to the United States to play football professionally and played for Washington Whips in the inaugural North American Soccer League season, scoring four goals in 15 games for the club.

On his return to Ghana, he was appointed a traditional ruler becoming the Atipimhene of Berekum Traditional Area. He was also a founding member and first president of the Ghana National Retired Footballers Association.

Agyeman Gyau's grandson is 21-year-old Joe Gyau of Borussia Dortmund.