‘A day of sorrow’: Kwesi Appiah mourns George Arthur’s death

Ex Ghana coach and captain, James Kwesi Appiah is mourning the demise of close friend and former club as well as international teammate, ‘King’ George Arthur who passed away yesterday in Sunyani following a cardiac arrest.

Arthur who famously scored twice to help Kotoko beat arch enemies, Hearts of Oak in a league game in Accra back in 1987 reportedly collapsed when playing a game of draughts with friends and was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Sunyani Government Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

And Appiah who played alongside Arthur at both Kotoko and the Black Stars, is devastated beyond words as he shared his condolences from Sudan where he now coaches Al Khartoum.

“A day of sorrow, it’s really sad to lose a friend and brother. I’m in Sudan and couldn’t attend training when I heard the sad news. We were like brothers in the national team and Asante Kotoko,” Coach Appiah bemoaned.

“He was always encouraging me to work hard and serve the nation, now that he’s gone who will be my brother and best friend?” the former Black Stars coach wailed.

He added: “My condolences to the family, may King George’s soul rest in perfect peace.” Follow @thedonplato

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