Legendary Ghana coach Jones Attuquayefio laid to rest

The highly decorated coach has been buried in Accra after a series of funeral activities which started on Thursday

The mortal remains of the former Hearts of Oak coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio have been laid to rest at the Awudome Cemetery in Accra.

Attuquayefio, who has gone down the history books of Ghana as one of her celebrated coaches, died last two months after battling with throat cancer for many years.

Sir Jones, as he was popularly known, handled Ghana’s U-17, U-23 and the Black Stars during his coaching career.

He also managed Benin national team and qualified them to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 2004.

At club side, he handled several sides including Okwahu United, Accra Great Olympics, AshantiGold, Liberty Professionals and Accra Hearts of Oak.

It was at Hearts of Oak that he won most of his laurels. Till date, he is the most successful coach in the history of the Phobians.

Apart from the multiple league titles he won, he led Hearts of Oak to clinch all their continental titles- 2000 Caf Champions League, 2001 Caf Super Cup and the 2004 Caf Confederation Cup.

He was also part of the Black Stars team that won the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

The 2000 African coach of the year died at 70 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.