Ghana and Bayern Munich Legend Likens Lionel Messi to Unbeaten American Boxer

Ghana and Bayern Munich Legend Likens Lionel Messi to Unbeaten American Boxer

  • Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffuor has compared Lionel Messi to legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather
  • The seven-time Ballon d'Or netted a brace as Paris Saint Germain started their 2022/23 season with a big win
  • Kuffuor, who spent most of his career at Bayern Munich, insists Messi and Mayweather share similar traits

Legendary Ghanaian defender, Sammy Kuffuor, has likened Argentina and Paris Saint Germain star Lionel Messi to unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather.

The former Bayern Munich centre-back believes the two sportsmen are unmatched when it comes to the desire to win.

In a video posted on social media, Kuffuor was full of praise for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Sammy Kuffuor, Messi, PSG, Ghana
Sammy Kuffuor has likened Lionel Messi to Floyd Mayweather. Credit: @ghanasoccernet Getty Images
Source: Twitter
"There is no one like Messi, he is like Mayweather," he said. "Ronaldo is like Pacquiao. I mean for me, Messi is Messi. There is only one Messi," added the ex-Ghana defender.

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the football scene in the last two decades, with the Argentine still evergreen.

The 34-year-old opened his 2022/23 season with a brace for Paris Saint German in the 5-0 thumping of Clermont Foot, with the highlight of the game being his bicycle kick.

Sammy Kuffuor opens up on his first encounter with Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Legendary Ghanaian defender Sammy Kuffuor has described his first game against Lionel Messi as a real nightmare.

Kuffuor, who was then playing for Bayern Munich, faced Messi in a pre-season game in 2005.

Ahead of the game, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o had to warn Kuffuor about the threats of the diminutive Argentine.

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Emmanuel Yeboah draws comparisons with Messi after bicycle kick goal

Emmanuel Yeboah has stolen the spotlight off PSG star Lionel Messi after scoring from a sweet bicycle kick goal in CFR Cluj's game in Romania on Sunday.

Twenty-four hours after Lionel Messi had scored a bicycle kick in the Ligue 1 opener against Clermont Foot, the Ghanaian attacker bettered it with a stunning strike to give Cluj a 2-0 victory over Chidia Targoviste.

His goal has drawn reactions from social media users, with many claiming he did it better than the Paris Saint Germain forward.