Samuel Kuffour regrets 2006 World Cup error, but not apologetic – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018. 18:15
Ex-Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffuor insists he will never apologise for his error against Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
The former Bayern Munich defender, however, has revealed he regrets committing that error which hurt the Black Stars.
A poor back pass from Kuffour allowed Andrea Pirlo to open the scoreline in the 40th minute.
Following the incident, he was blamed for costing the West Africans the game at the global showpiece.
After years of reflection on this, the former UEFA Champions League champion says he owes no one an apology.
“What happened to me in Germany can happen to anyone because this is football,” he told Metro TV.
“I felt bad but after the match, I apologize to my teammates for my error.
“I will never apologize to Ghanaians because I never went out to steal. I committed an error and I have admitted that but I owe no one an apology.”
The Black Stars exited the tournament in the round of 16 as they lost to eventual champions, Brazil.