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Sports News of Sunday, 12 November 2017


Ghana-Egypt to observe a minute of silence for late Yakubu Abubakari

There will be a minute's silence in memory of the late former Black Stars midfielder Yakubu Abubakari before Ghana's final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Cape Coast.

Abubakari died on October 31, 2017, at the Tema Government Hospital where he was under oxygen support after a short illness.

He was a member of the Black Stars squad that qualified Ghana for their first ever FIFA World Cup in 2006.

Abubakari won the Dutch Eredivisie twice with Ajax Amsterdam and also played for Vitesse Arnhem.

The Ghana FA's official Twitter handle posted: ''A minute's silence will be held at the Cape Coast Stadium prior to kick-off in this afternoon’s #WCQ between Ghana ???????? and Egypt ???????? in memory of Abubakari Yakubu as we pay tribute to the fallen national star.''