Ghanaian duo, Samuel Osei Kuffour and Michael Essien have been named in The Sun Football all-time African best XI. Nigerian goalkeeping superstar, Vincent Enyeama also made the all-time list.
Sammy Kuffour, a stalwart of the Bayern Munich defence between 1993 and 2005 where he won 14 honours, Kuffour served Ghana with distinction too.
He wasn’t the tallest of defenders but he made up for it with his exceptional positional awareness and he was voted African Player of the Year in 2001.
Michael Essien, disciplined and possessing an excellent reading of the game, Essien won everything at club level and he also earned 58 caps for Ghana.
He was physically strong and he retired last summer. Although he was unable to inspire Ghana to success, he more than left his mark on the game.
However, the pair were named among other African celebrated footballers.
Kuffour and Essien joined former Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Rigobert Song and Lucas Redebe formerly of Cameroon and South Africa respectively.
Four-time Africa footballer of the year Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, five-time Africa Footballer of the year. 1995 FIFA World footballer of the year George Oppong Weah, Ivorian legend Didier Drogba as well Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Sun Football Africa XI
Vincent Enyeama( GK), Samuel Osei Kuffour, Rigobert Song, Lucas Redebe, Michael Essien, Yaya Toure,
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o George Oppong Weah.