Former Ghana forward Kwasi Owusu passes away

One of the most lethal forwards in the history of Ghana football, Kwasi Owusu, passed away on Monday (30 March 2020) in Sunyani, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed. He was 72.

Nicknamed ‘Powerhouse’, he captained the Black Stars at the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations, as Ghana lost 1-0 to host Sudan in the final, scoring three goals during the tournament. He is fondly remembered for scoring nine goals in the 15-1 aggregate win over Niger in the qualifiers. 

He also featured at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Owusu was Ghana’s top scorer at the international level with 36 goals, a record which was only broken by Asamoah Gyan few years ago.

At club level, he featured for Tano Bofoakwa, currently in the second-tier of Ghana football, where he remains a legend.

Source: Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)

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