Former Black Stars coach, Sam Arday has died aged 71. Arday was one of the most successful coaches at any age level for Ghana, guiding the under-17 team, the Black Starlets, to the 1995 FIFA U-17 World title and the African Under-17 Championship in Mali that same year.

Sam Arday also led Ghana’s Olympic Team to a Bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, , the first such accolade for any African team.

Prior to that he achieved some success with the Black Satellites at the 1991 Africa Youth Championship in Egypt, finishing third.

He also had spells in charge of the senior national team, taking charge for a year from 1996 to 1997, and in 2004.

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Fondly known as ‘multi-system’, Arday was remembered by fans on the game on social media.

President Akufo Addo in  tweet on Sunday, described Arday as “one of the most brilliant coaches Ghana has produced.”

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By: Edwin Kwakofi/


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