Two Ghanaian football greats Charles Taylor and Dong Bortey

The past few days have seen a trend on social media particularly twitter with Ghanaians bantering each other over the impactful and legendary status of some of the nation’s most celebrated entertainment and sporting personalities.

Call it an escape from the coronavirus furore and you won’t be far from right.

On the chopping board today was a debate over two of the finest football talents to have come out of the country.

Charles Taylor versus Bernard Dong Bortey, who was the better footballer?

There was unanimity in their reputation as two of the best if not the best two players the Ghana league has seen in the last two decades.

Also undisputed was the fact that despite their heroics for both Hearts and Kotoko, Charles ‘the terror’ Taylor and Bernard ‘Dada Diouf’ Dong Bortey did not quite make it to the level expected of them.

But where opinions differ greatly is who was the better of the two?

The stylish, enigmatic and ‘man for the big moment’ Dong Bortey or ‘the terror’ Taylor whose wizardry skills and goalscoring instincts brought about the biggest and most protracted transfer battle in the history of Ghana football?.

The two were teammates at Hearts of Oak until Taylor crossed carpet to rivals Asante Kotoko.

The most memorable game between the duo was the two-legged CAF Confederation Cup finals in 2004.

Eventually, Bortey’s Hearts of Oak won but some still hold that Kotoko would have edged their rivals had their coach not committed the unpardonable crime of substituting Taylor.

Below are some posts from Twitter

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