I am the best player ever to come from Ghana, Rev. Osei Kofi boasts

Published on: 14 December 2015
I am the best player ever to come from Ghana, Rev. Osei Kofi boasts
Rev. Osei Kofi

Ghana legend Rev. Osei Kofi claims he is the best player ever to hail from the country, brushing aside the achievements of players like Abedi Pele and Ibrahim Sunday and Abdul Razak, as he fumes claiming lack of respect for his person.

The 73-year-old cited his impressive international record as having played in and won the Africa Cup of Nations and playing at the Olympic Games three times as ample proof of his greatness.

Now a reverend minister, Osei Kofi who claims he rejected an offer to play in Europe after being recognized as a hugely gifted footballer is unhappy for perceived lack of recognition and respect from his countrymen.

This flies in the face of the achievements of other Ghanaians like Sunday Ibrahim, Abdul Razak and Abedi Pele who are the only Ghanaians to have won the African Footballer of the Year as Rev Osei Kofi failed to clinch such an award during his playing days.

The above mentioned trio also won the Africa Cup of Nations but have not boasted over their achievements as younger players like Stephen Appiah, Michael Essien and Asamoah Gyan have all impressed Ghana fans.

However, Rev Kofi touted and boasted over his credentials as the best Ghana player ever with other considered greats like Mohammed Polo and Abedi Pele falling by the wayside.

“There is no respect for us nowadays but then no one can match what I have done in Ghana,” Osei Kofi boasted on Nhyira FM.

“There is no one in Ghana who played football as I did, no one.

“I never went for a trial. In 1968 I got an offer to play abroad but I refused to go.

"I refused to leave because of the African Cup, there was no trial, it was a straight deal.

“The offer then in 1968 was 30,000 pounds, how much do you think that will be worth today?

“I have won the African Cup, I have played in the Olympic Games three times, what else is there to achieve?”

Do you agree with Osei Kofi that he is Ghana's greatest player? Is he talking too much? Make your views known in the box below:

Comments

  • Issah Nuhu
    says: 3 years ago
    Rev. was a good player during his time but he shoudn't be boastful.
  • Sam va
    says: 3 years ago
    This guy talks like a radio,he is not worth my time
  • A concerned citizen
    says: 3 years ago
    George best you are really the best,[ George Best of Emgland compared with Rev, Osei Kofi] in those days Nigerians branded you the man with the four legs., you are the one man symphony orchestra, wizard dribbler, Because of you always the stadium were full for the Sports authoritiesto get money. in the 60's you rejected 30,000 pounds because you love to serve your country. the kind of skills you possessed makes you the best, foot works, speed, pace, tricks, fooling defenders with your dribbling dummies, body swerves, cheekly easy goals makes you ahead of others. If you gad gone to stoke city by that time you would have been the best to solve all these upcoming issues. These young ones criticizing you did not see your days, that's why, they must go and ask from their elders. Rev, Osei i saw your days and your assits to Wilberforce Mfum and Kwasi Owusu was remarkable. You even createdyour own styles andtrick in soccer setting the pace for these modern footballersto emulate. If you were to be a whiteman by now millionaire. Rev, Osei continue the work of God for you are not alone.
  • Emmanuel
    says: 3 years ago
    George best you are really the best, in those days Nigerians branded you the man with the four legs., you are the one man symphony orchestra, wizard dribbler, Because of you always the stadium were full for the Sports authoritiesto get money. in the 60's you rejected 30,000 pounds because you love to serve your country. the kind of skills you possessed makes you the best, foot works, speed, pace, tricks, fooling defenders with your dribbling dummies, body swerves, cheekly easy goals makes you ahead of others. If you gad gone to stoke city by that time you would have been the best to solve all these upcoming issues. These young ones criticizing you did not see your days, that's why, they must go and ask from their elders. Rev, Osei i saw your days and your assits to Wilberforce Mfum and Kwasi Owusu was remarkable. You even created your own styles andtrick in soccer setting the pace for these modern footballersto emulate.