Amartey pays tribute to former chairman of Leicester City

Ghana centre-back, Daniel Amartey has paid tribute to the former owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Thai billionaire died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium after losing to West Ham United in October.

After penning a new contract until 2022, the 23-year-old has thanked Vichai for bringing him to the club.

“I first have to recover from my injury,” he told official club website. “I pray to God to recover and when I come back, I have to be strong with a strong mentality, I must work hard and do my best.

“I have to do more, work hard and do more, to show to my club. I want to thank the Chairman. I was sad I got an injury and this happened to my Chairman, so it was difficult.

“I want to thank everybody who believed in me and supported me before I signed this contract.”

Vichai, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball.

Mr Vichai, 60, who was married and had four children, bought Leicester City for £39m in 2010.

Under his ownership the Foxes won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5,000/1 outsiders.

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