Ben Acheampong

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Ben Acheampong
Personal information
Date of birth (1939-02-02) 2 February 1939 (age 79)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Asante Kotoko
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Benjamin "Ben" Acheampong (born 2 February 1939), also known as Ben Simmons,[2] is a former Ghanaian international football player.

As a player, he won the 1963[3] and 1965 African Cup of Nations titles with Ghana under the tutelage of Charles Gyamfi. He tied for top-scoring honors in the 1965 competition with three goals.[4]


  1. ^ Ben AcheampongFIFA competition record (archive)
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  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie; Cruickshank, Mark; Knight, Ken; Mazet, François; Morrison, Neil; Veroeveren, Piet; Stokkermans, Karel. "African Nations Cup 1963". RSSSF, 15 August 2013. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie; Cruickshank, Mark; Jönsson, Mikael; Knight, Ken; Mazet, François; Morrison, Neil; Stokkermans, Karel. "African Nations Cup 1965". RSSSF, 15 August 2013. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.

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