Osei Kofi

Osei Kofi
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-06-03) 3 June 1942[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Asante Kotoko
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Osei Kofi is a retired Ghanaian footballer. He played for Asante Kotoko F.C. and the Ghana national football team. He was a joint top scorer[2] in the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations tournament held in Tunis, Tunisia leading to Ghana winning the tournament for a second time. He was the third highest scorer in the 1968 Africa Cup of Nations. Osei Kofi was called the 'wizard dribbler' because of his ball dribbling skills.[3]

Osei Kofi apparently turned down a financial incentive to play in Europe at his prime in 1969. He later became a priest.[4]

He has also worked as the National Coordinator for National Games.[4]


Asante Kotoko


  1. Asempa Sports (2013-07-30). "I reduced my age by two years: Rev. Osei Kofi". Joy Online. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  2. Courtney, Barrie; Cruickshank, Mark; Jönsson, Mikael; Knight, Ken; Mazet, François; Morrison, Neil; Stokkermans, Karel. "African Nations Cup 1965". RSSSF, 15 August 2013. Retrieved on 18 August 2013.
  3. Will Ross (2010-07-08). "Veteran Ghana footballers remember the high life". BBC Online. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  4. 1 2 "Revered Osei Kofi shed tears at public forum". ModernGhana.com. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2011-06-14.

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