Ghanaian soccer coach Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie will be joining Van Riper Church's weekly soccer skills camp for the next four weeks, according to Pastor David Boone.
The free camp is held for children between 6 and 14 years-old on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church property, 7-01 River Rd.
Afranie, otherwise known as "Coach Hene," led the Ghana men’s national Black Stars team and took them to the African Cup of Nations in 1982, winning gold. He also coached the Black Stars at the African Cup of Nations in 1984 in Côte d'Ivoire. From 1984 to 1987, he was the Technical Coordinator of the National Football Teams in Ghana.
Since then, Coach Hene has served as the Chief Soccer Coach of the National Sports Council of Ghana, the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Coaches Association, and the Technical Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of Ghana, as well as coaching various Ghana national teams to first and second place cup titles.