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Family of late Herbert Addo informs FA about Coach's demise

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The family of the late Herbert Addo were at the GFA Secretariat on Thursday to officially inform the Association about the late coach's demise and date for his burial.

Coach Herbert Addo passed away on Friday March 24 after battling with illness.

 A one-week ceremony was held for the late trainer in Accra on Saturday April 1.

The family who were led by the Abusuapanyin informed the GFA that the former coach will be laid to rest on June 24.

Addo started his coaching career with Armed Forces Team S.S. 74 in the Old Ghana First Division league.

He managed the Black Meteors (U23) (1981-82) and Black Satellites (U20) (1983-84) before graduating to the Black Stars (1983-86/87) and capping it off by winning the SWAG coach of the year award (1987).

Herbert Addo won the Ghana Premier League on five occasions with four different clubs, the only coach to have achieved that feat in the history of the local game.

He won the league title with Asante Kotoko (1988), Goldfields S.C now Ashgold (1994/95 and 1995/96), Accra Hearts of Oak (2002), and Aduana Stars (2010).

The 66-year-old had stints with clubs like Accra Great Olympics (twice), Sekondi Hasaacas, Kumasi Cornerstone (where he won the WAFU Champions Cup in 1987), Goldfields (now Ashanti Gold), Asante Kotoko, Accra Hearts of Oak, Ghapoha, Okwahu United, Samartex FC, Gamba All Blacks, Pure Joy, Wassaman, and Inter Allies.

On the continent, guided Shell FC in Gabon to win their domestic cup –  and Maranatha FC (Togo), but his most salient achievement in Africa came in the 1996/97 African Clubs Champions League when he led Goldfields to a heartbreaking penalty defeat in the finals.

The experienced coach also had a short stint with the Ghana Local Black Stars leading them in a CHAN tournament in 2010.

Addo rejuvenated his career when he picked up the Inter Allies job in the 2013/14 season and led the club to safety after a poor start. 

He also led the debuting Allies to the finals of the FA Cup where he was beaten by his former club Asante Kotoko.

He left Inter Allies to Accra Hearts of Oak, where he led to the penultimate qualifying stage of the CAF Confederation Cup in the 2014/15 season.

The CAF license A coach returned to Inter Allies for the start of the 2016 campaign after parting ways with Accra Hearts of Oak.