|Ex Football Coach Honoured|
|Saturday, 30 June 2012 09:50|
Primeval Consult in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association yesterday honoured Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, ex-coach senior national team, the Black Stars, through a charity match at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The match was organised to raise funds for the coach who is suffering from throat cancer and also to support the Ear, Nose and Throat Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
Sir Jones who played for the Black Stars and also served as one time coach for local club Accra Hearts of Oak and the senior national team.
He excelled with Accra Hearts of Oak by leading them to win the Confederation Cup, Super Cup and six league titles.
The match saw both old and current players of Accra Hearts of Oak (Friends of Atuquayefio) playing against the Senior National Team, the Black Stars in a friendly that ended three all.
Godwin Attram gave Friends of Attuquayefio the lead after just 15 minutes but the Black Stars pulled even in the 22nd minute through Anthony Annan from a spot kick after Baffour Gyan was brought down in the penalty box.
Stephen Appiah restored the lead for Friends of Attuquayefio after Godwin Attram selflessly connected him in the 18 yard box who was in a better position to score two minutes later.
Daniel Opare ghad a golden chance to draw the Black Stars level again from the spot kick immediately after recess but he blasted his kick over the crossbar.
The Black Stars leveled the game through Kwame Quansah.
Bernard Dong-Bortey came off the substitute bench to put Friends of Attuquayefio ahead, but the Black Stars did not give up as they equalised again through their captain, John Paintsil to end the game.
Source: ISD (James Ankomah Hackman)