The President of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou has expressed sadness over the death of legendary ex- Ghanaian footballer and coach, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.

The ex-forward passed away on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after a long battle with throat cancer.

He was 70-years-old.

“On behalf of the CAF Executive Committee and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the bereaved family and the Ghanaian football family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult moment.

“African football has lost one of its astute servants. From his playing era to his coaching days, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio left lasting memories in the minds of all,” said Hayatou.