Sports Journalist with Accra-based Peace FM, Dan Kwaku Yeboah, is set to launch a book in honour of late national team coach, Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie.
The book, ‘Coachhene, Football Gift to Mother Ghana’ contains the biography of the coach who is credited with training several Ghanaian football stars in country.
It also list how he unearthed talents who are now household names in the country.
Michael Essien, John Mensah, Derek Boateng, John Paintsil, Razak Pimpong, Sule Muntari and a host of the stars which have played in the national team colours are among the many trained by the man who was referred to as Coach hene.
Kwesi Appiah who is the coach of Black Stars was groomed by the late Coach hene.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo on Thursday, Dan K Yeboah said he was motivated to author the book in honour of the man after realizing that he was not adequately recognized in Ghana.
The launch will take place at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel at North Ridge in Accra at 6:00pm.
The event will be attended by several dignitaries including the former Presidents, John Kufour, Jerry Rawlings and his wife among others.
Monies realized from the sale of the book, ‘Coachhene, Football Gift to Mother Ghana’ will be used to establish a foundation to take care of stroke patients in Ghana.
People willing to contribute to the Coach E,K Afranie Foundation can send contributions to 0507338481 or 07852454144 for those in the United Kingdom.