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Sankofa: Sahara Soccer Club of Chicago.

Above: Nana Akwasi Appiah joggling the ball in his heydays!

Ghanaians in Chicago used to have a strong soccer club that represents the Ghanaian community in local league fixtures in Chicago and inter state friendly matches. Sankofaonline.com bring to you some of the memories of those good old fun days.Matches between the Sahara soccer Club and the local Green Eagles , featuring the Nigerian community in Chicago generate excitement and rivalry mimicking the rivalry between Ghana and its bogey soccer nation, Nigeria!Some of the Sahara players in those days includes: Asabre Agyeman-Badu( goalkeeper); Nana Akwesi Appaih,Rev. Kwasi Yeboah, George Golerku of Kumasi Cornerstones fame; Adade Thomas, of Kumasi Asante Kotoko fame; Bashiru Habib, Steve Dei, Reuben Hadzide, Paul Boateng “Boat” , Okyeame Ntow and many others …..

 

 

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Nana Akwesi and Rev. Yeboah.
 

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L-R(STANDING) GILBERT,AKWASI,JUMFOUR,APPIAH,LATE REV LARTEY
OPPAN,BOAKYE-ANSAH,EMMANUEL,THEO,NANTWI,ASABERE
FRONT L-R: SAM,YEBOAH,ADDAE & LATE MADZIGBE

The team spirit was always high after winning a game.
 

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L-R(STANDING) ASABERE,JUMFOUR,BOAKYE ANSAH,LATE KLUDJESON,
ADDAE,AKWASI, TITA,OSSIE,APPIAH,OFORI,LATE MADZIGBE,TWUMASI,
LATE NII HAMMOND, NANTWI,YEBOAH & OPPAN

 

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L-R(STANDING) DAPAAH,ARCHIE,LARRY,JUMFOUR,ADDY,LATE APPIAH,
MATTHEW,EDDIE
FRONT:ANKOBEA,MIKE,AKWASI,EBOUMA,BASHIRU & TONY OPPAN(WITH THE SOCCER BALL)
 
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L-R(STANDING) ASABERE,YEBOAH,LATE GORDON,SAMINO,DAPAAH,
JOHN,BATSA,KONADU,R.WILLIAMS,JUMFOUR,LARTEY & GILBERT.
FRONT: LATE MADZIGBE,AKWASI,LATE APPIAH,NANTWI,(********)
& AMEGASHIE
 

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L-R(STANDING) GILBERT,AKWASI,JUMFOUR,APPIAH,LATE REV LARTEY
OPPAN,BOAKYE-ANSAH,EMMANUEL,THEO,NANTWI,ASABERE
FRONT L-R: SAM,YEBOAH,ADDAE & LATE MADZIGBE