Former Ghanaian international Samuel Kuffour has come out to say he does not regret his bungle that caused Ghana’s defeat to Italy during the 2006 World Cup in Germany…
But the ex-Bayern Munich defender who was instrumental during the qualifiers will forever be remembered for his famous back-pass which fell to the path of Vincenzo Iaquinta who made no mistake as he scored Italy’s second goal.
Kuffour eventually lost his place to Shilla Illiasu after just a game in the tournament.
Speaking on JoySports on his blunder, the 2001 Uefa Champiosn League winner defended himself stating that he had no regrets for the error he made in the game.
“I don’t regret my mistake. As a footballer why would you regret one bad game,” Kuffour told Joy FM.
“I was a professional so I wasn’t bothered because I had done so many mistakes in the past. Why should I still be thinking about it?”
“How many players scored an own goal at the World Cup, six, and one of them went on to win the World Cup. I remember Messi missed a penalty against Chelsea at a crucial stage in the Champions League, did Barca fans kill him?” He asked.
Kuffour made his debut for the Black Stars in 1993 making 54 appearances with a total of 4 goals before retiring in 2006.
By: Linus Siaw Nartey