Samuel Osei Kuffour

Ex-Ghana star Samuel Osei Kuffour is not happy with the current state of his boyhood club, King Faisal and has called for changes in the management.

The Kumasi-based side are in deep financial crisis and that has affected their performance on the field.

They had the opportunity to compete in this season’s Ghana Premier League after the number of teams was increased to 18.

Before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, King Faisal occupy the last position with no win from 14 games.

Kuffour, speaking on Joy Sports Link, indicated that the time is right for owner and bankroller, Alhaji Karim Grusah to step aside and allow people with football knowledge and connection to revive the club.  

Alhaji Karim Grusah

He suggested himself and other former players, Ibrahim Tanko and Yussif Chibsah, as they are all doing well in their line of business since retiring.

“He knows what I did for the club those days but since then he hasn’t approached. Me, [Ibrahim] Tanko and [Yussif] Chibsah have a conversation every day about King Faisal,” Kuffour said on Joy FM.

We talk about things we can do to help but is Alhaji [Grusah] ready [to allow us]? We cannot go to Alhaji and say give us King Faisal. It is not possible. Support is different. If you are giving one cedi or two cedis, that is different. If you want me to get involved with the team, we need to sit down and talk properly.”

“Now where is the league and where is King Faisal? Alhaji is 75 years I know. Would Alhaji sit down for people to run King Faisal for him? He will not.

Alhaji should call people who have the knowledge and connection to run the team. Look at Ibrahim Tanko, look at Chibsah, and look at myself. There are a lot of people out there who can help but we cannot just go there and tell him. It doesn’t work like that.”