Former Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko midfielder Emmanuel Osei Kuffour has labeled himself as the best Ghana Premier League player of all time (GOAT).
Emmanuel Osei Kuffour during his playing days in Ghana featured for Ebusua Dwarfs, Hearts of Oak, AshantiGold, Asante Kotoko and Power FC.
Kuffour, who was also called “GENERAL” by football lovers is one of the most decorated players the Ghana Premier league has ever seen.
He won six league titles, four with Hearts of Oak and two with Asante Kotoko. He also won the FA Cup twice and the Ghana Super Cup once.
Kuffour was also part of the Hearts of Oak team that won the CAF Champions League in 2000 and the CAF Confederations cup in 2004.
As a Ghanaian international, he featured in 31 games for the national team between 1996 to 2002, scoring 2 goals in the process. He was part of the squad at both the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, he also featured in the 1996 Summer Olympics football tournament.
When quizzed whether he’s the best to ever play in the Premier League, Kuffour replied: ”It is obvious everyone knows this and I am proud of that achievement”, he told Kumasi-based radio station Ashh FM.
He also went on to reveal that he enjoyed playing for Asante Kotoko because they always motivated him with their songs to give out his best
”I enjoyed playing for Kotoko. Their song was inspirational and and it motivated me to deliver”, he added.
Osei Kuffour in his playing days was known for his ability to play in a variety of positions. He could play as a defender, midfielder and a striker.
Kuffour once played as a goalkeeper in a game against Nigeria, Ghana’s goalkeeper on the day was sent off after all substitute cards have been used. He went in and didn’t concede a goal.
“The General” outside Ghana played for Russian side FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Iranian side Tractor Sazi FC, and Al-Ittihad Club Tripoli of Libya.
Kuffour currently resides in America, where he has plans of enrolling in a coaching course.