Ghana leader President Akufo-Addo has hailed Sam Arday’s contribution to football in the country in a touching tribute after the legendary coach died on Sunday.
The celebrated coach who was technical director of WAFA SC before his death, passed away on Sunday after a short illness.
President Akufo-Addo praised the man who won Africa’s first football medal at the Olympic Games for his successes.
“Saddened by the news of the death of Sam Arday,” Ghana President Akufo Addo wrote on Sunday.
“Undoubtedly, one of the most brilliant coaches Ghana has produced.
“My condolences to his family, and may his soul rest in perfect peace.”
He won the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner in Ecuador.
In the Ghana, he handled giants Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and Okwahu United.
Arday also coached the Black Stars and was credited for the successes of players like Shamo Quaye, Joe Debrah, Ablade Kumah, Awudu Issaka, Stephen Appiah and in the current generation Harrison Afful.