Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Lawrence Adjah Tetteh has stated that ex-teammate Emmanuel Osei Kuffour is the best player to have ever graced the Ghana Premier League.
Kuffour was one of the main architect of the Phobians when they dominated the local scene, winning six league titles with the Accra-based giants.
The 44-year-old also instrumental when they conquered Africa to win the CAF Champions League, Super Cup and the Confederation Cup.
He was revered for his silky and intelligent play which earned him the name 'General' during his stint with the Rainbow club.
In an interview with journalist Isaac (Kululu Man) Wallace, Adjah Tetteh, who enjoyed every success at the club together with Kuffour, believes the 'General' is the best player ever to have played in the local championship.
"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."
Kuffour featured 31 times for Ghana and was a member of the Black Stars team at both the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and also featured in the 1996 Summer Olympics football tournament in Atlanta.
He enjoyed spells with FC Anzhi Makhachkala, Tractor Sazi; Ashantigold SC, Asante Kotoko SC, Power FC, Al- Ittihad Tripoli and a return to Ebusua Dwarfs followed before hanging his boots.