Former Bayern Munich and Black Stars defender Sammy Osei Kuffour has disclosed categorically clear that, he never fought with anyone over captaincy during his time with the senior national team, Black Stars.
Reports circulated in the local media then and now that, the former King Faisel boy had a confrontation with C.K Akonnor over the Black Stars captaincy prior to the 2002- Africa Cup of Nations tournament which was staged in Mali.
The 43 year old has stated he never wanted to be the Black Stars skipper neither did he fight with anyone on the same issue. According to Kuffour, he thinks about the team’s success first before he consider other things.
The ex-Torino centre-back also revealed he was approached by the officials of the team over the captaincy role but he suggested they should contact C.K Akonnor first since he doesn’t want to create any division in the team in the course of the tourney. He told GTVSports+;
”As a player, I was only interested in the success of the team. I was never interested in the Black Stars captaincy,.
I know there is a report which says I fought with CK Akonnor over the captaincy. It was never true.
I was told about the decision but I told the team officials to consult CK Akonnor before because I don’t want a situation where there will be a division in the team.
I’m always interested in the welfare of the team and not the captaincy.”
Sammy Osei Kuffour played for the Black Stars from the period of 1993-2006 where he capped 54 times for the national team. He retired from the national teak right after Ghana’s exit in the 2006 World Cup.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim