Former president Jerry John Rawlings and host of members of the football fraternity on Friday paid their last respect to the late Coach Sam Arday whose body was laid in state for public viewing at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra.
The Multi-system man as he was affectionately called died on February 12, 2017, after a short illness. He was 71.
Famed for his historic conquest of World at the U-17 level in 1995, Bronze title at Barcelona in 1992, Arday was also instrumental in winning titles with two of the biggest local clubs in Ghana- Hearts, Kotoko. He had stints with the Black Satellites, Meteors and Stars and prior to his death was the technical advisor of Wafa, formerly Gomoa Fetteh Feyernoord.
His death is a major loss to the football fratenity and country at large and it was not surprising that key personalities were there to honour the memory of a fallen hero.
A delegation of the Ghana Football Association was led by the Vice President, George Afriyie.
Some of the top football personalities present included CK Akunor,, Tony Baffoe, Augustine Arhinful , Ali Jaharah all former players of the national teams.
Coach Sellas Tetteh, former Hearts of Oak Chairman Harry Zakor, former PLB Chairman Mr Abra-Appia were also present.