“Abedi Pele doesn’t come close to me, I’m Ghana’s greatest of all time” – Rev. Osei Kofi

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Ghana football legend Osei Kofi has stated emphatically that he was better than Abedi Pele in his playing days, he also went on to describe himself as Ghana’s greatest player of all-time.

1993 Champions league winner Abedi Pele is widely regarded as the greatest Ghanaian footballer ever, but Rev. Osei Kofi disagrees with those claims, stating he was better and most of Abedi’s success was centered in France, unlike his which was centered in Ghana.

“Let me tell you the truth, Abedi Pele played in Ghana for only a brief period. His playing career is centred mostly in France, so if we speak of players who impacted Ghana, he doesn’t get close to me,” Osei Kofi told Sunyani-based Akonoba FM.

“Anyone who does a list of all-time best eleven for Ghana will do a mistake. You can only compile this list looking at generation by generation.” 

“Your trophies won will determine you earn a slot in such a prestigious list.” 

“Not when you go and play abroad and make a name then you become the best in Ghana.” 

“Those who stayed here, sacrificed and won laurels for the country are the ones who deserve such mention.” 

“Someone goes abroad, plays for money and you say he is Ghana’s all-time best.”

“You can only do a generation by generation list,” he concluded. 

Osei Kofi in his playing days won two African titles with the Black Stars, he also played for Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak, where he won multiple trophies.

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