Former Accra Hearts of Oak midfielder Lawrence Adjah Tetteh has waded into the debate on how’s the best player to ever play in the Ghana Premier League.
The erstwhile Hearts midfielder in an interview with journalist Isaac (Kululu Man) Wallace named his former teammate Emmanuel Osei Kuffour as the best to ever play in the Ghana Premier league.
Lawrence Adjah Tetteh and Emmanuel Osei Kuffour played together at Hearts of Oak for a very long time. The duo were part of the team that won the CAF Champions League in 2000, the CAF Super Cup in 2001 and the CAF Confederation cup in 2004.
“If we talk about the Ghana Premier League, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour has no match.”
“He was a mercurial maniac who inspired average players to become good ones and turn mediocre teams to world-beaters. He even coached us on the field of play”, Adjah Tetteh added.
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 was much known for his ability to play in a variety of positions.
Kuffour 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, the CAF Super cup in 2001 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.
“The General” outside Ghana played for Russian side FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Iranian side Tractor Sazi FC, and Al-Ittihad Club Tripoli of Libya.