It’s a lap of honour, a stroll of acknowledgment and an escort of encouragement for the upcomers. The media space, on Friday, March 1, got flooded with a sense of occasion as we lay to rest a Giant, who once stood with the nation’s flag.
Though, late John Eshun never played for Hasaacas FC, we all wish he did and his exploits for our close door neighbours, Sekondi Eleven Wise was something that never went down unnoticed.
As an assistant manager to late Herbert Addo, the two led the club to the 1981-82 West Africa Football Union club competition title, and two SWAG Cups in 1982-83 and 1983-84.
Below we’ve compiled some facts about life of John Eshun as a footballer and later on a manager.
1. Born 17 July, 1942 – Died November 6, 2018
2. Place Born Sekondi
3. His preferred position was defense.
4. Was part of the Eleven Wise team that won the Ghana Premier League title in 1960
5. Represented Ghana in the 1968 summer Olympics in Mexico and 1970 Summer Olympics in Munich
6. Played in World Cup qualifying matches for the Black Stars and represented Ghana in the 1968 and 1970 AFCONs.
7. He even captained Black Stars at some point in his career.
8. He managed Tema Youth FC and guided the Harbour Boys to finish 9th on the 2006-2007 Ghana Premier League log.
9. With Ebusua Dwarfs for the 2010-2011 season, he finished 9th again before his eventual axing on October 4, 2011.
10. Late John Eshun Coached Ghana’s Black Queens alongside, Isaac Paha and A. K. Edusei.
11. He managed the ‘Giants of the West’, Sekondi Hasaacas FC and won three titles as part of the coaching staff.
Rest Well John Eshun!
All at Hasmal wish you safe journey to join the Maker.
Hasmal ‘We Go Do’