- Rev. Osei Kofi spent about 11 years playing for Kumasi Asante Kotoko
- He moved from Hearts of Oak to the Kumasi-based club
- The footballer said the move was to help his father secure a loan to divorce his stepmother
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Retired Ghanaian footballer, Rev. Osei Kofi, has opened up on his transfer from Accra Hearts of Oak to Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
The ‘wizard dribbler’ played for the Porcupine Warriors for 11 years—from 1962 to 1973.
Touching on the circumstances leading to his transfer to the Kumasi-based club from Accra Hearts of Oak, Rev. Osei Kofi disclosed the move was to help raise money for his father’s divorce process with his stepmother.
“My father came to me in the camp when Hearts had won the league and told me he was going to divorce the woman and the court was asking him to pay 30 pounds,” the legendary dribbler stated, according to a report sighted on Ghanaweb.
He said the truck his father was working with belonged to one Mr. B. K. Adusei who was a life patron of Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
“So, when someone heard about my father looking for financial help, they informed Mr. B. K. and told him to ask my father that he will give him the loan if I agree to play for Kotoko,” he said.
Rev. Osei Kofi was a joint top scorer in the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations tournament held in Tunis, Tunisia leading to Ghana winning the tournament for a second time.
He was the third-highest scorer in the 1968 Africa Cup of Nations and was called the 'wizard dribbler' because of his skills.
Osei Kofi reportedly rejected a financial incentive to play in Europe at his prime in 1969.
In other news, former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, was overcome with emotions as he recalled how his son, Rodney quit school to pursue his football career.
Rodney Appiah who joined Accra Great Olympics in the second transfer window made his GPL debut appearance with the Dade Boys in their game against Liberty Professionals.
Speaking in an interview on TV3's WarmUp Plus, Stephen Appiah averred that he is proud of his son and his decision to quit school to become a professional footballer.
Appiah aka Tornado indicated that though it was a difficult decision, he had to back his son’s decision to quit school and take up football.
The former Juventus player said at first he wasn't convinced but after he spoke to his wife, they decided to give Rodney their blessing.
Source: Sports Brief News