The committal service of former Sekondi Hasaacas FC player, Samuel Yorke was observed over the weekend(26 and 27 September 2020).
Samuel Yorke who joined Hasaacas from Ebusua Dwarfs in 1980 and won several laurels committal service had in full attendance team mates, then management members and the current management members present to commiserate with the family.
Here is a eulogy delivered by Uncle Dakpetem, a former player who served as the team manager during the era of late Mr. E.A Nartey from 1976 – 1984, regarded as the most successful era of the club’s history.
Below is the full tribute
“Brethren, we are told in Ecclesiastes chapter 3 that “there is time for every purpose on earth. A time to be born and a time to die”. We have gathered here this morning to mourn the loss and to pay our tribute to our late brother and companion, Samuel Yorke(a.k.a Tony Boboo). It’s a great loss but let’s not question our maker, but let us in gratitude and humility thank God for the gift, that was our Brother Samuel.
Tony Boboo was a top-notch player for his mother club, Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs until 1980 when he was recruited to join Hasaacas then under the Chairmanship of the legendary late E. A. Nartey(Oldman). He was a utility player who could easily handle any position in the forward line. He was skillful, had the dribbling prowess and speed that made defenders chase after his shadow. It was a delight to watch him on the football pitch doing his own thing.
He was with Hasaacas when the team achieved the following glory:
- African Cup Semifinalists (now CAF Confederation Cup) – 1982
- FA Cup Runners Up – 1982
- West African Football Union Champions – 1982
- West African Football Union Runners Up – 1983
- SWAG Cups – 1983 and 1984
We will remember Kojo for his sincerity, commitment and close association with his teammates. Whenever the club acquired any brand of new football boots, it was Boboo who was called upon to try the boots, you’ll ask me why and will also say ask his playmates such as Samuel Quarm, Robert Kofie, George Brown, Kakraba Sey, Kojo Ewusie, Samuel Ayippey, Kuuku Dadzie, Kweku Christian, Ayittey Crankson, John Barnes, Paul Mensah, Kweku Carr and Emmanuel Vanderpuye. We will again remember Boboo for his numerous aliases such as Amingola Amingoso, Aminsatiapa, Amonakayame and above all Soccer Bodua.
Kojo, you have finally made your exit from this world and it is our fervent hope and prayer that you rest in the bosom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who in our sorrow will in no doubt give you peace…