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Former Ghana striker Opoku Afriyie,  has died.

The Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak striker died on Sunday at the age of 65, ABC Sports can confirm.

The 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winner passed away in Kumasi after serving Ghana football in various capacities as a footballer and an administrator.

Opoku Afriyie won the top scorer award in the Ghana Premier League two times which made him one of the feared attackers on the continent of Africa.

Opoku Afriyie is among 20 other Ghanaians nominated by CAF out of a total of 200 African footballers for the title of the best African player of the last 50 years.

After retiring from the game, Opoku Afriyie was appointed team manager of Asante Kotoko in 2003.

He also served as the team manager and welfare officer of the Black Stars.

The cause of his death remains unknown at the moment.



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