Anthony Osei Kwadwo Mensah an ex Kotoko Goalie has opened up to the team the Bayern Munich legend, Starlets 1991 gold medallist and Africa’s first medal in football at Olympic games which came in the form of Bronze in Barcelona 1992 as well as Blackstars legend Samuel Osei Kuffour popularly known as Sammy Tuga supported in his King faisal days in Ghana.
The Ex Kotoko Goalie said Sammy Tuga supported Hearts of Oak but would have played for Kotoko if had to leave King Faisal to play for any other local team in the Ghanaian league. But he travelled abroad where he went on to become a legend in Germany’s most successful football club.
If readers could recall Sammy Kuffour came within a whisker of becoming the president of the royal club Kumasi Asante Kotoko but unfortunately missed out in some bizarre circumstances.
This revelation was made known by the erstwhile Kotoko goalie on Kessben FM/TV Midfield action Sports show with irrepressible host Joe Laka on Saturday in Kumasi.
The former goalie spent 10 years with Ghana’s most successful football club Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
He shared some revealing experiences with viewers and listeners of Kessben Media of his time at the club , notably he said he is a fan of club and even if there is life after this life he will still a fan and will play for the club (Kotoko). Even after the first leg of what is known today as CAF champions league match with Zamalek of Egypt, some people tried to smear him with some bribery allegations because after the first leg match in Kumasi, he drove the Zamalek goalie who was his friend and some of his colleagues to Foxtrap night club in Kumasi to have fan. So people just concocted stories that he took a bribe ahead of the return leg in Egypt, But when management approached him about the allegations he vehemently told them he didn’t take any bribe and even said if they doubted him they should drob him ahead of the return leg in Egypt. The ex Goalie added he kept the post in Egypt which ended in draw had to be decided on penalties which he was among the Kotoko players that converted their penalties. He went further by saving two of the penalties whilst some misses from some Kotoko players denied them the trophy.
He however concluded by advising today’s players to take their training regiment serious and play their hearts out for their respective teams.