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Former Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng has revealed an enormous function Sammy Kuffour performed through the workforce’s marketing campaign on the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.
Kuffour weeks in the past revealed some “bitter ordeal” the workforce went via through the match.
The ex-Bayern Munich defender who was one of many senior gamers within the workforce was conspicuously sacked from camp after he was accused of breaking camp guidelines and allegedly visiting an evening Membership, a declare the previous Africa Footballer of the 12 months runner-up denied.
In an interview, Kuffour revealed he was ousted from the workforce’s camp after complaining concerning the poor residing circumstances of the gamers, an assertion Boateng has confirmed revealing how the previous AS Roma center-back prevented gamers from leaving as a result of insufferable situation in camp.
“Our worst AFCON expertise was on the 2002 in Mali and Sammy Kuffour was a real chief,” Boateng informed Starr FM.
“Actually the situation was very dangerous, the place we slept and the type of meals we ate was so dangerous.
“He (Sammy Kuffour) was the one who even inspired a few of the gamers to remain in camp as a result of many had needed to depart camp in Mali 2002.
“He was all the time encouraging us and speaking to us. He informed us we’re right here for Ghana and that we must always neglect what we’re going via, if not for him many of the gamers would have left.”
Ghana suffered a quarterfinal exit on the competitors after shedding 1-Zero to rival Nigeria.
Each Sammy Kuffour and Derek Boateng additionally represented Ghana on the World Cup for the primary time in 200
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