Sam Arday

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Sam Arday
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-11-02)2 November 1945
Place of birth Accra, Ghana
Date of death 12 February 2017(2017-02-12) (aged 71)
Teams managed
Years Team
1991 Ghana U20
1992–1997 Ghana U23
1996–1997 Ghana
2004 Ghana
2004–2005 Ashanti Gold

Sam Arday (2 November 1945 – 12 February 2017) was a Ghanaian football coach who has managed the Ghana national side on two occasions – from 1996 to 1997, and again in 2004.

Coaching career[edit]

Arday was the coach of Ghana Olympic Team, which won the Olympic Bronze Soccer Medal at Barcelona '92, the first for an African country, and coach of Ghana national under-20 football team. The Black Satellites won the Bronze Medal at 1991 Africa Youth Championship in Egypt after beating Zambia 2:0 in the 3rd and 4th Place Match. He then became head coach of the Ghana national under-17 football team, the Black Starlets, who won the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship Trophy in Ecuador[1] and the African Under-17 Championship in Mali.[2]