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26.05.2020 Football News

Ex-Ghana Defender Sammy Kuffour Not Giving Up On Becoming A Pastor

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Ex-Ghana Defender Sammy Kuffour Not Giving Up On Becoming A Pastor
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Former Ghana international, Samuel Osei Kuffour says he is not giving up his dreams of becoming a pastor.

Kuffour is one of the few Ghanaians who had a good career playing abroad.

He played for AS Roma, Bayern Munich among other clubs in Europe.

But speaking to GTV Sports Plus, Kuffour revealed that his childhood dream was to be a pastor but he is not giving up despite opting to play football.

"I wanted to be a pastor growing up," he said.
"I am growing but I am giving up on becoming a pastor. I was something I wanted to fulfil growing up.

"I have succeeded in playing football but I am not giving up on becoming a pastor," he added.

Kuffour won his first cap as a 17-year-old in a game against Sierra Leone on 28 November 1993.

Kuffour had burst onto the international scene at age 13. At the junior level, he was a member of the Ghana side that won the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Italy and the one that was runner-up to Nigeria in the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Japan.

At youth level, he appeared with the team that finished second to Brazil during the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship in Australia.

Kuffour became the youngest Olympic Football Champion of all-time when he collected bronze at the 1992 Olympics just before his 16th birthday.

He was also a member of the squad that reached the quarterfinals at the same level in 1996.

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