Former Accra Hearts of Oak star Dan Quaye says residents of Kumasi, especially the football sphere are his biggest admirers.
The former Ghanaian international who is a self-confessed Kotoko fan disclosed in an interview that there have been occasions when he has traveled to play football in Kumasi and has had to be rescued from the clutches of over enthusiastic fans by the police.
Qauye humorously bragged that the only person who gets more attention than him in Kumasi is the Life Patron of Asante Kotoko, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.
“I remember after one game in Kumasi against Kotoko I was supposed to join the bus.
“The supporters did not want me to join the bus because they could not believe that it was me in the flesh.
“I could not join the bus in the stadium because the supporters were following me.
“I had to join the bus when it was by the road side and even that they wanted to follow me.
“In Kumasi after Otumfuor I am the next in line.
“Had it not been for the police they would not have allowed me to join the bus,” he laughed.
Perhaps the most infamous memory Kotoko fans have of Quaye was during the penalty shout out that decided the Caf Confederations Cup in 2004 as he taunted their fans enroute to scoring from the spot.
He helped Accra Hearts of Oak to win the Ghana Premier League six times and also helped the phobians record dominant performances over their arch-rivals Kotoko during his spell with the team from 1999 – 2006.