Sports Ministry Expresses Regret At Coach Sam Arday's Death

| Updated Apr 02, 2017


Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah.


The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) has expressed its profound regret and deep shock at the sudden passing of Mr. Sam Arday.

Coach Arday a celebrated former national team coach and
technical Director of West African Football Academy (WAFA)
passed away on Sunday afternoon.

In a release from the MoYS signed by Elvis Adjei-Baah, head of public relations said the sports ministry sympathizes with the family of the late coach.

“Having won Ghana’s only and Africa’s first Olympic medal
in football with the Black Meteors, the demise of the ‘multi
system Man’ has come as an unfortunate loss considering the
fact that the nation recently lost two other football legends (Fred Osam Duodu and E.K. Afranie) who are yet to be interred.

“The Ministry therefore extends its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray for the comfort of God in this
difficult time.”

Coach Arday, who had coached two of Ghana’ s biggest clubs, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak also coached Okwahu United, and was the first black coach to win an
Olympic medal in football as he led Ghana’s U23 male team to
pick bronze at the 1992 games in Barcelona.