Black Stars and Asante Kotoko legend Dogo Moro dies at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko legend, Dogo Moro, has been reported dead  on the morning of Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Picture of ex Black Stars and Asante Kotoko legend Dogo Moro
Picture of ex Black Stars and Asante Kotoko legend Dogo Moro

Dogo Moro, was a talented defender, who left an indelible mark on Ghanaian football, having showcased his skills both at Asante Kotoko and with the senior national team, the Black Stars, where he made numerous appearances.

Despite his position as a defender, Dogo’s exceptional ball control and technical abilities set him apart.

Witnesses marveled at his skill on the pitch, leading many to regard him as the best sweeper in the history of the game.

His contributions to the sport were pivotal in Asante Kotoko’s victory in the CAF Champions League in 1979, as well as Ghana’s triumphs in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1963 and 1965.

Dogo’s remarkable achievements have earned him a lasting tribute, as one of the popular pitches in his birthplace, Asawasi, bears his name.

This honor is a testament to the significant impact he had on Ghanaian football and the admiration he garnered throughout his career.

As a devout Muslim, Dogo Moro was laid to rest today, and his Jannazah prayers were said for him this afternoon at Dogo Moro Park.

The Ghanaian football community and fans alike join together in mourning the loss of a true legend.

Dogo’s legacy will forever be remembered, and his influence on the sport will continue to inspire generations to come.

The defender is believed never have missed a penalty in his playing career and has also not been shown the red card.

His death occurred dawn of Tuesday, five days after being admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. In his last days, Dogo Moro devoted much of his time in training young footballers in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The always-looked-fit legend had long been exercising at the favourite Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Dogo Moro once advised his team Asante Kotoko to desist from matters related to black magic to induce results on the pitch.

“Asante Kotoko must desist from using then players and those dirty involvement in the black magic of fielding ten players.

They should not do that all, in Europe which team does that?…. I am just telling them, learn how to play, and learn how to win.”

His comment came after Asante Kotoko’s away GPL game at Aduana Stars breed high level of inaccuracies and controversies.

A 21st-century shame, the first-ever of its kind happened last season when the two clubs played at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park.

Before the match, many incidents happened with Kotoko taking an unusual root to the stadium and refusing to field eleven players. One Kotoko player refused to enter the pitch which saw retaliation from Aduana, making them also to field ten men.

Both teams came into the second half with their eleven players. But, Kotoko needed to take the bow first.

The match ended 1-0 against the away club, Kumasi Asante Kotoko.


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