The Coach Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie Foundation is proudly marking its second anniversary today, a befitting foundation set up to serve the memory of the late legendary Ghanaian coach who passed away in 2016.
The Foundation was set up with the paramount aim of mobilising resources to strengthen stroke treatment facilities in Ghana, a befitting memorial of late Ghanaian coach Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie.
Since its inauguration in 2018, the foundation has made landmark strides in the areas of offering support to the stroke units of the Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals.
In May 2019 which marked the first anniversary, the foundation led by the late coach’s children and widow – Hannah and project coordinator Dan Kwaku Yeboah, presented $4,000 worth of equipment and clothing to the Maternal and Child Unit of the Mankranso Government Hospital in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti Region before later reaching out to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where they presented medical equipment to assist stroke patients.
In November 2018, still within a year of the launch of the foundation, made donations to separate units at the Korle Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals to mark the second year anniversary of the passing of the legendary Ghanaian coach.
The foundation generated proceeds from the launch of the foundation and sale of an autobiography on the late “Coach Hene” to augment the fund, a book which is still on sale in major bookshops in Ghana and across the world.
Afranie, one of Ghana’s all-time greatest coach, died two years ago under tragic circumstances when he was being conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from Korle Bu.
Family of the former Black Stars head coach and ace journalist Dan Kwaku Yeboah set up the Foundation to preserve the memory of the coach.
Some of the illustrious works of the Foundation includes releasing a book titled – Coach Hene: Football’s Gift To Mother Ghana.
The Foundation is tirelessly seeking to continue with their efforts to mobilise more resources to strengthen stroke units in various hospitals across the country.