Cecil Jones Attuquayefio

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Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
Personal information
Full name Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
Date of birth (1944-10-18)18 October 1944
Place of birth Accra, Ghana,
Date of death 12 May 2015(2015-05-12) (aged 70)
Place of death Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1962–1965 Ghana Academicals
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1963 Accra Standfast F.C.
1963–1965 Ghana Republicans F.C.
1966–1974 Great Olympics
National team
1965–1974 Ghana
Teams managed
1974–1984 Great Olympics
1982–1984 GFA (Vice-President)
1985–1987 Ghana (Assistant Coach)
1988–1989 Okwawu United
1989–1990 Stade Abidjan
1990–1993 Goldfields Obuasi
1993–1995 Goldfields Academy
1995–1997 GFA (General Secretary)
1996 Ghana U-23 (Assistant Coach)
1998–1999 Ghana U-17
1998–2001 Hearts of Oak
2000–2001 Ghana
2002 Liberty Professionals F.C.
2003–2004 Benin
2004– Liberty Professionals F.C. (Technical Director)
2006–2015 Ghana (scout)[1]
2007–2009 Ghana (Ministry of Sport)[2]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio (18 October 1944 – 12 May 2015) was a Ghanaian footballer and coach.[3]


He played many times for the Ghana national team and helped the team win the 1965 African Nations Cup.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

He managed the Benin national team to the 2004 African Nations Cup,[5] Hearts of Oak to the 2000 African Champions League title[6] and the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup.[7] He also managed Ghana's national team.[8] In 2008/2009 Attuquayefio coached Liberty Professionals F.C.[9] and became the title coach of the Century.[10]

Cecil Jones Attuquayefio was named African coach of the year in 2000 after his club Accra Hearts of Oak of Ghana won the African Champions league with only one loss throughout the entire tournament (to DC Motema Pembe).

In 2015, Jones Attuquayefio died in the early hours of May 12, 2015 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana's capital, from throat cancer.[11][12]


  1. ^ Jones Attuquayefio to scout for Stars
  2. ^ Attuquayefio slams Sports Ministry Archived 2008-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Cecil Jones Attuquayefio - Fussballdaten - Die Fußball-Datenbank
  4. ^ Player Profile : Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
  5. ^ Geschichten aus Afrika
  6. ^ Jones Attuquayefio applies for Stars job
  7. ^ "2004 CAF Clubs Competition Match Reports in Phobia History Forum". Yuku. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  8. ^ "CNNSI.com - Soccer - Egypt beats UAE in friendly; Hassan gets 150th cap - Saturday January 06, 2001 04:10 PM". Retrieved 2007-10-12.
  9. ^ Interview with Cecil Jones Attuquayefio
  10. ^ Hearts Honour Attuquayefio as "Coach of the Century "
  11. ^ http://www.supersport.com/football/ghana/news/150512/Jones_Attuquayefio_is_dead
  12. ^ http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/43056-sir-cecil-jones-attuquayefio-has-died.html

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