Accra Hearts of Oak legend Dan Quaye has jokingly bragged that he is ‘the next in line’ after the Asantehene because of his popularity in Kumasi.
Dan Quaye played in the Premier league for Great Olympics and Hearts of Oak for over a decade. During those times, he was loved by almost every football fan including the fans of arch-rivals Asante Kotoko.
He nearly joined the Porcupine Warriors after helping Hearts of Oak defeat them in the Confederations cup final in 2004.
Quaye, who was part of the Hearts of Oak team that dominated the league and kept Kotoko in the shadows of Hearts of Oak from 1999-2005 in an interview with Citi FM jokingly bragged that he’s the second most popular person in Kumasi after Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.
“I remember after one game in Kumasi against Kotoko I was supposed to join the bus,” he told Citi Tv’s The Tracker Show.
“The supporters did not want me to join the bus because they could not believe that it was me in the flesh. I could not join the bus in the stadium because the supporters were following me,” he added.
“I had to join the bus when it was by the road side and even that they wanted to follow me. In Kumasi after Otumfuor I am the next in line,” he said jokingly.
“Had it not been for the police they would not have allowed me to join the bus.”
Dan Quaye won 6 Premier league titles with Hearts of Oak, He also won the CAF Champions league and Confederations cup with Hearts of Oak.