Former Nigeria International Jay-Jay Okocha Reveals Sammy Kuffour As Toughest Defender He Has Ever Faced


According to the former Bolton captain, former Ghana and Bayern Munich defender Sammy Kuffour is the toughest defender he’s ever faced.


In a report sighted by on, Okocha, 45, is considered the most skillful playmaker ever out of the continent.

Okocha has faced many tough defenders in his career but Kuffour stands out, according to him.

“I realized at a very young age that I had a gift to do special things with the ball. My biggest opponent was me. I knew I was in charge when with the ball,” he said during a Bundesliga Legends Tour in Lagos.

But on the toughest defenders I faced, I would say that my African brothers were the ones,’ he said.

“We have the same mentality and thought the same way. Osei Kuffour was the toughest of them all. There was a game that he kept following and marking me and I asked him, “O boy, take it easy, look at the way you are breathing down on my neck” and he replied that “sorry I got work to do”. “He brought out the best in me.”

Osei-Kuffuor, during his active days played 175 games for Bayern Munich, scoring seven goals in the process. He retired from active football in 2008.


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