Sam Arday, former Black Stars coach has passed away in Accra, following a short illness.

Arday last coaching position held before his demise was the technical director of West African Football Academy (WAFA).

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He had stints with the Black Stars on different occasion-the last time he was named the head coach of the Black Stars was in 2014 on an acting capacity.

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Sam Arday is well known for winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup with the Black Starlets in 1995 and also emerged as the first African coach to win a medal in the Olympic football-1992 with the Black Meteors.