The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has on behalf of H.E President John Dramani Mahama, Government and the people of Ghana expressed profound regret and deep shock at the sudden passing of the legendary coach Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie on Wednesday 9th November 2016.

In a statement issued today in Accra, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye said the news of his tragic demise has come as a huge loss to the nation and more so, a surprise following a visit where coach Afranie was in a stable condition and was responding to treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

“On behalf of H.E President John Dramani Mahama and the Government of Ghana, the Ministry extends its heartfelt condolences to his wife, children and the family”. The statement concluded.