The Ghana Football Association and the entire nation will bid its final farewell to the country’s most experienced technical brain, Coach Sam Hermans Arday on Friday as he will be laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery.
According to the Arday families there is going to be a special mass service this evening at the St. Peters Catholic Church in Osu.
Then a special Thanksgiving Service continues on Friday early morning at the Forecourt of the State House where the legend will be laid in State.
Arday passed away in the early hours of February 12 after battling a short illness.
Coach Arday was the coach of Ghana Olympic Team, which won the Olympic Bronze Soccer Medal at Barcelona ’92, the first for an African country, and coach of Ghana national under-20 football team.
The Black Satellites won the Bronze Medal at 1991 Africa Youth Championship in Egypt after beating Zambia 200 in the 3rd and 4th Place Match.
He then became head coach of the Ghana national under-17 football team, the Black Starlets, who won the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship Trophy in Ecuador and the African Under-17 Championship in Mali.
He also handled giants Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak and Okwahu United.
Prior to his demise, he was with WAFA where he saw to the development of youth talents. Notable among them is Samuel Tetteh who represented Ghana at the African Cup of Nations.
Attire for the funeral is Black & White