17.09.2013 Sports News

GFA mourns former Black Stars captain Quarshie

The Late Emmanuel Quarshie
LISTEN SEP 17, 2013
The Late Emmanuel Quarshie

The Ghana Football Association was today saddened to hear of the passing of former Black Stars captain Emmanuel Quarshie at the age of 59.

A fine attacker, Quarshie represented Ghana at the highest level and captained the Black Stars to win their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in 1982.

He passed away at his home, Monday morning in Takoradi in the Western Region of the country.

Quarshie, who also captained Hasaacas during his playing career was decorated the Ghanaian top-flight's top scorer in 1980 before stints in Saudi Arabia and with Egypt's Zamalek.

After retiring, he then made the transition to coach and handled Hasaacas, Berekum Arsenals, B.A United, Bofoakwa, Ebusua Dwarfs, All Blacks and Wa All Stars.

Quarshie was one of the games great servants and everyone at the GFA would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.

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