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Family of late Thomas Quaye thanks GFA for its support

The family of the late Thomas Quaye has expressed its outermost gratitude to the Ghana Football Association for the support given to the former National team player before and after his death.

A delegation of the deceased family on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, to the Ghana Football Association headquarters presented a letter to thank the FA for supporting them wholeheartedly.

The former Ghanaian International died at the 37 Military Hospital on 21st May and was laid to rest on 15th July 2023 in Accra.

Whiles on the sick bed the Ghana Football Association through its Foundation extended financial support to the late player immediately after the launch of the Foundation.

Peter Agoe Quaye, a brother of the deceased said the family was appreciative of the gesture of the GFA and its Foundation for the massive assistance offered to them during the burial service and the final funeral rites.

On his part, the General Secretary of the GFA Prosper Harrison-Addo Esq also said the Association was extremely impressed with the family for giving the former Black Stars player a dignified and befitting burial.

The final funeral rite of the late Thomas Quaye was attended by people from all walks of life including politicians, statesmen, his former colleagues from the Ghana Fire Service, and football administrators.

Some present and past footballers including his former teammates at the Black Starlets, Black Satellites, Black Stars, and the various clubs he played for were all present.

Thomas Quaye started his mainstream football career at Ken Harrison at Mamprobi and progressed through the State Transport Company Soccer Team to Tejitex and subsequently to Hearts of Oak’s juvenile side Auroras FC.

Late Thomas Quaye in his playing days with Hearts of Oak

He went on and made his debut and solitary appearance for Accra Hearts of Oak in 1987 with the likes of Benjamin Adjei, Shamo Quaye, Ebenezer Dugbatey, Joe Addo, Samuel Ablade Kumah, and Ezekiel Alamu among others.

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He also played for Dawu Youngsters from 1990 to 1994 before moving to Real Tamale United from 1997 to 1999.

He retired in the year 2002, as a professional player in United Arab Emirates after several injuries.

Thomas Quaye left behind a wife Margaret and five children, Thomas, Frank, Bernard, Kevin, and Karen.

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