On the back of football star George Oppong Weah’s ascension to the Liberian presidency, legendary Ghanaian musician, Kojo Antwi has charged Ghanaian footballers to rise above challenges and work their way through the upper echelons of society.
The ‘Amirika’ hitmaker believes Ghanaians generally have great potentials and that the nation should be tapping into the talents of Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari beyond just football.
Speaking to Class Sports, he said, “I think we have a lot of potentials and we are blessed to have people like Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari and despite being a success in football, you have their negatives but I think we should tap the good things they were able to bring out.
“I have been to Ivory Coast a lot of times and Didier Drogba is like God. When there was a crisis in Ivory Coast and you couldn’t travel to the North, Drogba was the one who was uniting them as a country and now we have seen what has happened in Liberia. A football footballer is now the president of the country and this shows what we can also do as a nation because it is a big world that we can also tap into.”
The former Chelsea player and former a Ballon d’Or winner who was sworn in as the president of Liberia on Monday, January 22 remains the only Africa footballer to archive this after hanging his boots.