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Sports News of Saturday, 15 November 2014


Nii Ayi Welbeck is dead

Former Okwawu United and Black Stars player Nii Ayi Welbeck is dead.

The midfielder according to information reaching died on Wednesday after a short illness.

Welbeck, until retirement played in Europe before returning to Ghana.

Welbeck played for Swiss Nationalliga B club FC Winterthur in 1996 and Çanakkale Dardanelspor in the Turkish Süper Lig during the 1996-97 season.

He spent the following season with Kallithea F.C. in the Greek second division.He signed with Okwawu United and retired in 2002.

He was part of the Ghana national football team squad at the 1996 Summer Olympics, appearing in two matches.

Welbeck played several matches for the senior national team, including qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Wilfred Osei Pama, Chief Executive of Tema Youth Football Club paid glowing tributes to the player for his contribution to the development of football in Ghana and Tema Youth as well.