Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed he stopped his son from pursuing a career as a boxer.
With boxing ranking highly as a dangerous sport, not many parents will encourage their kids to take such a path as a career and certainly Sammy Kuffour is one of them.
The former Bayern Munich defender had an illustrious career for club and country and has remained relevant even in the aftermath of his playing days. The highest point in his time as a professional footballer came with Bayern Munich when he won the prestigious UEFA champions league in 2001.
Kuffour who has three sons has revealed in an interview with Joy Sports that though he never wants to force career choices on them, he had to intervene to convince one of them from becoming a boxer.
“My son Floyd, he’s the one that makes me laugh all the time, I ask him what he want to do, he said he wanted to be a boxer. So I said hey, you’re not going be a boxer because I don’t want to sit by the ringside, seeing you getting beaten. So he’s changed his mind now” he told Joy Sports.
After that intervention, Kuffour has noted there will be some freedom as regards what his kids will love to do indicating that he wants a rapport to exist between father and children to ensure they can comfortably approach him with issues that may confront them.
“But I don’t want to impose anything on my kids; I want them to feel comfortable to tell me exactly what they want to do” he concluded.