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Sports News of Wednesday, 20 December 2017


Paralyzed former Black Star, Agyeman Duah gets support from Legend Club

Agyemang Duah could not hold back his tears as he received the cash donation play videoAgyemang Duah could not hold back his tears as he received the cash donation

Legend Club, a US-based Non-governmental organization has donated a cash amount of GHC5000 to paralyzed football legend Emmanuel Agyemang Duah.

The former Hearts of Oak and Kotoko defender suffered a stroke attack five years ago which has rendered some parts of his body disabled.

His appeal for assistance seem to have yielded some result as the US-based philanthropic group has donated some amount of cash to aid recovery from the attack.

Explaining the reason for their visit, the Club’s representative said that members of the group were saddened by the current state of the football legend hence the decision to contribute their widow’s mite to expedite his recovery.

Receiving the items, a teary Agyemang-Duah expressed his utmost appreciation to the group and also appealed to benevolent Ghanaians to come to his aid.

Legend Agyemang Duah came close to winning the African Cup twice but on both occasions suffered heartaches.

In 1993, Agyemang-Duah failed to convert his kick during the post-match penalty shootout against Zamalek in Cairo. That miss cost Asante Kotoko their taste of a third continental success.

However, four years later, the tough defender had yet another chance to make history with Goldfields in the inaugural CAF Champions League and also erase the bitter memories of Cairo, but surprisingly missed his kick which gave Moroccan side Raja Casablanca the African Cup.

After, Agyeman-Duah swapped his yellow-and-black jersey for the rainbow colours of Hearts and by Providence he had another date with the African Cup final at the peak of his career.

Against Esperance in Tunis, Agyemang-Duah played at full throttle and in the process attracted Mauritian referee Lim Kee Chong's yellow card for a hard tackle on an opponent in the 55th minute.

He played in Ghana for Asante Kotoko, Goldfields Obuasi and Hearts of Oak and was also capped for Ghana, and was a squad member in the 1994 and 1998 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

He also played for the Champions League for Ashanti Gold and featured in the Satellites ‘Under 20.’