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Joe Dakota Former Ghana star buried in US

Former Ghana and Hearts of Oak star Jonathan Ankrah ‘Joe Dakota’ who died in Maryland has been buried in the USA on Friday, 17th April, 2020.

The former Hearts of Oak player, died in USA on Thursday April 9, 2020 after battling a short illness.

Dakota who was in his 70s was buried with a few family members around due to the regulation on public gathering in this era of COVID-19.

The former Hearts man died a natural death and not of COVID-19 as many have already reported, and that has been confirmed by his wife and daughter to zackgh.com

Joe Dakota joined Hearts of Oak in 1964, a generation which had the likes of Amusa Gbadamodi, Abeka Ankrah, Robert Foli, Joe Ghartey, Prince Amartey, Mike Alhassan, Nii Tei Lartey and others. Big Joe also played for the Agona-Swedru All Blacks.
Ghana’s football legend Osei Kofi described Joe Dakota as “Roger Milla of Ghanaian soccer”.
Joe Dakota, together with former Kotoko playmaker Stephen Oduro, is considered as having played consistently for the longest period in the local scene.
Big Joe stepped into the local game in late 1964 and played until mid-July of 1985 when he left for the United States.

At 45years, and playing in Division One in Ghana, he is considered as Ghana’s oldest to be active in the gameIn his international football career, Joe Dakota

together with the late John Eshun, and Oliver Acquah were part of Ghana’s team to the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico in which Amusa Gbadamoshi emerged as Ghana’s best player, with Malik Jabir of Kotoko emerging as Ghana’s top scorer.

Kpapko Allotey, Sam Amarteifio, Christian Madus, Robert Folley, and Jones Attuquayefio were part of that team.

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Samuel Kofi Antwi

I am Samuel Kofi Antwi. A young teen of twenty-two years of age. I am a Ghanaian, I attained my citizenship by jus soli ( citizenship by nationality or ethnicity) I was born in Akim Oda, a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. I'm a student of university of Education Winneba. I was first given a professional training in blogging by zack Gh. I had my first cycle education at CiTA preparatory school(Oda) Eunipa Integrated school (Accra) and had my second cycle education at Attafuah senior High and Technical school (Oda). I completed my first cycle in June 2014 and completed my second cycle in May 2017. I am Christian, I was born into Our Lady of Fatima Catholic. I have enough experience in blogging. I'm now a professional journalist and blogger who works with zackgh.com, Sarknations.com and Ghanalegendary.com

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