Fifa president Joseph Sepp Blatter has written to the Ghana FA to express his condolences on the back of the passing of Emmanuel Quarshie.
Quarshie, a former Ghana player who captained the Black Stars to their 1982 Afcon triumph died on Monday after battling with throat cancer for some years.
“I would like to express my deepest condolences on hearing that former
Black Stars captain has passed away,” Blatter wrote in a letter sent to the Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.
“He served the game with great distinction and success, both as a player and coach, captained Ghana to their fourth Africa Cup of Nations victory in 1982, and was no doubt an inspiration to your country’s current exciting
crop of players.
“On behalf of the members of the international football family, I should be grateful if you could extend our deepest sympathies to Emmanuel Quarshie’s family, friends and loved ones,” Blatter added.
Emmanuel Quarshie who died at 59 is also remembered for his illustrious stint with Egyptian giants Zamalek in the 1980s.