Former Ghana defender Sammy Kuffuor has spoken out about his first meeting with former Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
During his stint at Bayern Munich, he faced off against Lionel Messi in a pre-season game in 2005. Before the preseason game, Sammy Kufuor said that Samuel Eto’o had cautioned him about Lionel Messi.
Cameroon star Samuel Eto’o had to warn Kufour about the threat posed by the small Argentine before of the game.
“I had to play against Messi in the final versus Barcelona. He dribbled (Bixente) Lizarazu 3000 times,” he laughed on Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV.
“Before the game, I was talking to Samuel (Eto’o) and he told me, this guy (Messi) will kill everyone. Watch him out, he will become the best player in the world. “Look, he dribbled everyone and when he got to me, he did his famous body swerve thing, I kicked him so hard and surprisingly he got up quick and move with the ball”.
From 1993 through 2005, Sammy Kuffuor played for Bayern Munich, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2001. He later played for AS Roma before moving on to Livorno and Ajax. He also played for the Black Stars at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.