Former Bayern Munich Defender Samuel Osei Kuffour Opens Up on How He Sold ‘Weed’ to Survive

Former Bayern Munich Defender Samuel Osei Kuffour Opens Up on How He Sold ‘Weed’ to Survive

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 2, 2022 at 5:02 PM
  • Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed how he used to sell hard drugs while also working as a shoeshine boy in his early days
  • The one-time Bayern Munich defensive stalwart had a stellar stint with the Bavarians playing nearly 250 games across 11 seasons
  • Kuffour is remarkably remembered for the uncontrollable tears he shed during Bayern Munich's heartbreaking loss to Manchester United in the 1999 UEFA Champions League finals

Ex-Black Stars and Bayern Munich centre-half Samuel Osei Kuffour has shed light on his formative years as a young boy growing up in Ash Town, a suburb of Kumasi.

Kuffour opened up on how he used to indulge in various vices in order to survive as a young boy growing up before his breakthrough in football.

The 45-year-old took a journey down memory lane recounting how he peddled drugs as well as engaged in petty business prior to his rise as a football colossus.

Former, Bayern Munich, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Defender, Weed, Survive
Samuel Osei Kuffour made almost 250 appearances for Bayern Munich in a stint spanning 11seasons with the Bundesliga giants. Photos by Peter Kneffel and contrast/Boris Streubel/ullstein bild
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"I was a bad boy, I was a shoeshine boy, I was a weed seller, I was doing a lot of horrible things as a young boy", he told LifeStyle TV as quoted by Ghanaweb.

Osei Kuffour, who was a member of the Black Stars team that represented Ghana at its maiden World Cup in Germany, also disclosed how his mother had to sell the family's television in order to purchase his football boots.

"My mum stood behind me and lied to my sisters that the TV was with the repairers, but the TV was sold and I got the money to buy the boots. She saw something in me even though, at the time, football was not that big." He said.

Currently, the president of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Kuffour had a stellar career with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, where he won the UEFA Champions League in 2001 and a long list of trophies with the Bavarians.

Osei Kuffour slams Asamoah Gyan for his burst up on Ashimeru's Black Stars snub

Former Ghana international Samuel Osei Kuffour has described Asamoah Gyan’s ‘nonsense must stop’ statement over Majeed Ashimeru's snub for the Nigeria clash as unfair.

Gyan took to Twitter to slam the technical team of the Black Stars for the omission of Ashimeru in the 27-man squad to face Nigeria.

The Anderlecht midfielder was the conspicuous absentee on the roster despite his fine form for his club in the Belgian Jupiler League.

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