Athletics Information of Saturday, 12 September 2020
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If you begun subsequent Ghana football the past two a long time or significantly less, you most likely could possibly have heard about the imperious 64 Battalions of Hearts of Oak led by the famous Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.
That crew which experienced the likes of Emmanuel Osei Kuffour, Ishmael Addo, Charles Taylor, Bernard Don Bortey, Sammy Adjei, Charles Allotey, Edmund Copson just to title a couple of was dominant and received six Ghana League titles in a row in the late ’90s and early 2000s.
They also gained the CAF Champions League and the Tremendous Cup in the yr 2000 and 2001 respectively.
At the height of their powers, the 64 battalions as they have been affectionately identified as defeat their bitter rivals Asante Kotoko by 4- in the year 2000. The 64 Battalions were also rated in the best 10 teams in the Entire world by CNN at the time.
But long right before the emergence of the 64 Battalions, Hearts of Oak had the Fearsome Fivesome and the ‘Musical Youth’ built up of Shamo Quaye, Ezekiel Alamu, Santrofi Acquah and Ablade Kumah.
The ‘Fearsome Fivesome’ was produced up of Mohammed Polo, Mama Bomber Acquah, Peter ‘Best Man’ Lamptey, Anas ‘Thunderman’ Seidu and Robert Hammond”.
Those five ended up the fulcrum of the Hearts of Oak facet of the ’70s and ’80s and they terrorized defenders on the nearby scene and the continental scene as perfectly.
The Fearsome Fivesome is finest remembered for orchestrating what numerous connect with the greatest miracle and comeback in Ghana soccer, also known as ‘The Wonder of El-Wak’.
That working day was November 6, 1977. A day Accra Hearts of Oak lived fantastically to their motto, “Never say die right up until the bones are rotten”.
They had been very well overwhelmed by 5-2 in Zambia by Ndola-Copperbelt-centered Mufulira Wanderers in the initial leg of the CAF Champions League. But the Phobians managed to overturn the deficit, successful 3- at El-Wak and starting to be the second team from Ghana immediately after Asante Kotoko to achieve the finals of the opposition.
The precision of that activity, the stakes and the way the Fearsome Fivesome shipped on the day cemented their name in the hearts of Hearts of Oak enthusiasts.
The superstar in the popular “fearsome five-some” squad, his absence was ordinarily challenging felt than those people of his colleagues. People who played with him say he was the best participant, all those who noticed him enjoy claimed the very same point, but all those of us who never ever observed him can imagine in the aforementioned group. Polo without a doubt was our biggest player.
His biggest greatness is the oneness of conviction from all who at any time saw him participate in – there are no gray areas or in-betweeners they all say Polo is the best.
Mama Bomber Acquah
Mama Musah, a.k.a Mamah “Bomber” Acquah, died on Monday, August 28, 2006, at Roosevelt Clinic in Manhattan, NY in the United States.
Mamah Acquah, the anchor of the wonderful Accra Hearts of Oak workforce of the late 1970’s had been living in the United States for several a long time. He was brought to the United states of america in the course of the development of the United States soccer staff referred to as Cosmos, which also integrated Brazilian soccer good Pele.
He also performed for the senior countrywide team, the Black Stars.
Peter ‘Best Man’ Lamptey
Peter Lamptey (born 6 April 1946) is a previous Ghanaian international footballer. He was the leading scorer in the Ghana league in 1973 and played most of his club soccer for Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Wonderful Olympics. Whilst enjoying with Hearts of Oak, Lamptey, collectively with, Mama Acquah, Robert Hammond and Anas Seidu were recognised as “the fearsome fivesome.” He was often referred to as the “intention thief” for his scoring prowess. He later on joined Accra Great Olympics which he performed for in his latter many years in football.
Anas ‘Thunderman’ Seidu
Anas ‘Thunderman’ Seidu is regarded as one particular of the finest forwards in the heritage of Ghana football. His position in the Fearsome Fivesome can under no circumstances be underestimated and it was minor shock that he was portion of the Black Stars staff that received the AFCON trophy for retains in 1978.
Robert Hammond died in 2017 immediately after a small illness.
The ex-Ghana intercontinental was pronounced lifeless in the US, wherever he was residing with his spouse and children after contacting time on his taking part in occupation.
He was element of the historic football video game amongst Hearts of Oak and Santos at the Accra Sports Stadium which highlighted Brazilian star Pele.
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