Former Accra Hearts Defender Edward Agyemang “Rambo” Duah has been hit by the stroke disease for almost a year and now paralyzed Joy Sports can reveal.
The defender was the only player to play three finals of CAF Champions League with three different clubs: Goldfields, Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.
The defender with a reputation of a hardman, came close to winning the African Cup twice but on both occasions suffered heartaches.
In 1993, Agyemang-Duah failed to convert his kick during the post-match penalty shootout against Zamalek in Cairo. That miss cost Asante Kotoko their taste of a third continental success.
Four years later, the tough defender had yet another chance to make history with Goldfields in the inaugural CAF Champions League and also erase the bitter memories of Cairo, but surprisingly missed his kick which gave Moroccan side Raja Casablanca the African Cup.
After, Agyeman-Duah swapped his yellow-and-black jersey for the rainbow colours of Hearts and by Providence he had another date with the African Cup final at the twilight of his career, and hoped to be third time lucky on December 17 in Accra.
Against Esperance in Tunis Agyemang-Duah played at full throttle and in the process attracted Mauritian referee Lim Kee Chong’s yellow card for a hard tackle on an opponent in the 55th minute .
Many people erroneously thought the caution ruled the player out of the December 17 showdown but the necessary corrections were made for him to play.
The 41-year old legend is calling friends and sympathizers to assist him financially from this his predicament at his hired apartment in Kesseman.