VIDEO: GARFA shows last respect to Ghana and Accra Hearts of Oak legend Anas Seidu “Thunder”

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The Greater Accra Regional Football Association (GARFA) showed last respect to Ghana and Accra Hearts of Oak legend Anas Seidu, popularly known as ‘Thunder’ who was confirmed dead on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

GARFA sanctioned a minute of silence in honor of the former Ghana football icon ahead of the 2022/23 Division Two Middle League final between Dreams FC’s feeder side, Still Believe and Desidero.

Anas who died in Accra NewTown on Saturday was regarded as one of the best forwards in the history of Ghana football.

The striker in his hay days played for Hearts of Oak and was a member of the iconic ‘Fearsome Five’ which featured; Mohammed Polo, Mama Bomber Acquah, Peter ‘best man’ Lamptey and Robert Hammond.

The ‘Fearsome Five’ were an intimidating quintet filled with incredibly talented players who formed the spine of Hearts of Oak and were a nightmare to play against in the 1970s.

Anas Seidu won numerous laurels with Hearts of Oak. He was part of the team that led Hearts of Oak to its first CAF Champions League final in 1977.

Thunder represented Ghana at multiple African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and was a member of the team that won Ghana’s last AFCON trophy in 1978.

Anas Seidu was laid to rest on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at the Awudome Cemetery.

Despite the news that broke the heart of numerous Ghanaian football faithfuls, the GARFA Division Two middle league final didn’t fail to live up to expectations as Still Believe and Dreams FC produced magnificent football.

Still Believe won the game 2-0, courtesy two free-kicks from Abdul Aziz Musibau. The win means Still Believe have secured a ticket in the 2023/24 Division One League, where they’ll compete in Zone Three.

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