Dead-ball specialist and Hearts of Oak legend Bernard Dong Bortey reckons he is better than former team mate Charles Taylor.

A week-long debate between who the better player was has seen opinions sharply divided on the duo who dominated the country’s top-flight at the start of the 21st century.

Bortey’s big game temperament and free-kick expertise warmed him into the hearts and minds of lovers of the Ghana Premier League and makes him a favorite choice in the debate.

Speaking to Kumasi-based Sikka FM, the ‘Humble Lion’ as he was known getting to the twilight of his career said,

“I’m better than Charles Taylor. You don’t need to brag on radio when you believe you are better than me.

He even argued that former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah was afraid of him.

“People should judge your performance on the pitch. Stephen Appiah is even afraid of me, he knows I’m a wizard in football” he concluded.

Bortey and Taylor were a nightmare for opposing teams during their spell at Hearts of Oak and their brilliance manifested when both of them shared the goal scoring podium in 2002 netting 18 apiece.

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