The board, management and all members of Accra Hearts of Oak have expressed condolences to the family of ‘Sir’ Cecil Jones Attuquayefio and the entire football fraternity.
“We pray for the blissful repose of his loving soul in the bosom of the Almighty.”
A statement signed by Gerald Ankrah, Managing Director of the club, said Jones was a true legend of the Rainbow Club and a devoted servant of Mother Ghana.
The statement said ‘Sir’ Cecil achieved his legendary status not only in Hearts of Oak but Ghana football when he built Accra Hearts of Oak’s all-conquering team affectionately named the ‘64 Battalion’ and led them to an authoritative CAF Champions League conquest in 2000, the CAF Super Cup in 2001 and the maiden CAF Confederation Cup in 2004.’
“He was also the mastermind of four of our Club’s six consecutive Premier League triumphs – an unprecedented feat in Ghana’s league history.”
Indeed it is a painful irony to lose ‘Sir’ Cecil Jones Attuquayefio at this historic moment when his beloved club is billed to replay the epoch-making Champions League-winning match against Esperance Sportive de Tunis in some few days’ time. One can imagine how commentary on this match would have brought some welcome cheer to the heart of the old technical brain who has been battling ill-health for some time now.