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Sports News of Sunday, 23 July 2017


Sammy Kuffuor rules out coaching

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Ex-Ghana international Samuel Osei Kuffour has ruled out becoming a coach, insisting the venture is not an option despite his involvement in the game.

Kuffuor, a Bayern Munich legend says he will still play a relevant role in the other fields of football but coaching is not his desire.

Speaking to TV3, the Supersport pundit said “No, coaching is not an option,” he said.

“I don’t want to be a coach. I can still be in the game in other ways but definitely not coaching.”

The 40-year-old announced his retirement from active football in 2008, with a testimonial in 2011 to officially call it quit.

He played for Bayern Munich from 1993 to 2005, winning the 2001 Uefa Champions League as well as the 2001 Fifa Club World Cup.

He also spent time with Italian sides Roma and Livorno and Dutch side Ajax.
On the national level, he was a member of Ghana’s side that lifted the 1991 Fifa U17 World Cup and also won two silver medals at the 1993 Fifa U17 and Fifa U20 World Cups, as well as Bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

He also featured in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and at the 2006 World Cup with the Black Stars.

In 2015, the Italy 1991 U17 World Cup winner was close to being named as the CEO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko but the appointment backfired