Ghana Legend Samuel Osei Kuffour Opens Up on Naming His Son After German City ‘Munich’
- Bayern Munich Hall of Famer, Samuel Osei Kuffour has disclosed his son, Osei Kuffour Jr was named after Munich
- Kuffour is rated as one of the best defenders to play in the Bundesliga, winning six league titles with the Bavarian giants as well as the UEFA Champions League title in 2001
- He is currently the president of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), the welfare body of professional footballers in Ghana
Ghana and Bayern Munich legend Samuel Osei Kuffour has shed light on naming his son, Osei Kuffour Jr, after Munich, the capital and most populous city of the German state of Bavaria.
Kuffour's immense talent was spotted in Ghana's victorious 1991 FIFA U17 squad but it was at Bayern Munich that the Kumasi-born defender became a household name.
The 45-year-old defensive stalwart had a stellar eleven-year stint with the Bavarians, playing nearly 250 with a truckload of trophies to boot.
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Paying tribute to the club and city that gave him so much in his life, Kuffour, who is the president of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana, disclosed he had named his son after Munich.
“My son’s name is Munich,” Kuffour said as quoted by Football Ghana when received the official Bundesliga ball for next season from Kwamena Obu Mensah, who had accompanied the Borussia Dortmund legends on their visit to Ghana.
A surprised Mensah then inquired, “Have you told your teammates that you named your son after the club you played for?” to which Kuffour responded, “The city itself, Munich. Uli Hoeness [former Bayern president] has to meet him.”
Kuffour's son, Munich Osei Kuffour Jr, took after his dad and is currently on the books of Israeli top-flight side Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Osei Kuffour sheds light on how he used to sell hard drugs during his formative years
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.
Source: Sports Brief News