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Daniel Amartey Pays His Respects To Late Leicester City Boss Vichai On Crutches

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Ghanaian international Daniel Amartey has paid his respects to the late Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha by visiting the King Power Stadium today.

Amartey, 23, visited the ground with flowers on crutches and was visibly emotional as he prayed.

He suffered a suspected broken ankle in injury time of Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham just an hour before Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashed and killed all five people on board.

Leicester’s squad went to the stadium yesterday alongside Khun Vichai’s family including son and club vice-chairman Aiyawatt.

But the Ghanaian defender was unable to attend with his team-mates as he began his recovery from the injury.

It was not until after coming out of “successful surgery” that the right-back learned of Srivaddhanaprabha’s tragic death.

In an emotional Instagram post, Amartey said: “Thank you everyone for your encouraging words of support, but devastating to come out of a successful surgery to learn about our Chairman who has meant so much for this Club and for all of us players.

“My prayers goes out to your family Boss.”

The club opened a book of condolences for fans to write their personal messages.

Amartey’s former team-mate Riyad Mahrez dedicated his winning goal for Manchester City against Tottenham to his former chairman on an emotional night at Wembley.

Source: The Sun

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Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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