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Another Ghanaian football legend dies:Kwasi Owusu

Ghana has lost another striker just a day after the demise of 1978 AFCON hero, Opoku Afriyie.

Kwasi Owusu,a well known goalscorer in his hail days in Ghanaian football died in the early hours of Monday, 30th March, 2020

Kwasi Owusu was a well known figure in the his days amongst the black stars.

As of June 2013, he was considered to be the country’s leading international goal scorer with 36 goals.

Despite holding the record for Ghana’s top scorer years back, Owusu never played for any foreign club. He represented local side Bofoakwa Tano throughout his career after joining the club from a lower division side Yara Stars.

He became famous after his performance in the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger as he scored five goals in the first leg and four goals in the return encounter in Niamey in 1969.

The striker as affectionately called ‘Powerhouse’ scored nine goals in both ties to hand Ghana qualification.

He captained the Black Stars at the 1970 Africa Cup of Nations held in Sudan.

Owusu was part of the 1968 and 1970 squads that lost the finals to Congo Kinshasa and host nation Sudan respectively, scoring four goals.

Kwasi died at his residence at aged 72.

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