Nana Yaw Amponsah reveals how snake bite ended his dream of becoming footballer

The CEO of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah, has recounted how a snake bite prevented him from taking up a career as a footballer.

Nana Yaw Amponsah reveals how snake bite ended his dream of becoming footballer

The football administrator said he was bitten by a sake when he was very young and nearly lost his life as a result.

Speaking on the Dentaa Show, he said he spent more than three months at the hospital and when he recovered, he could no longer play football.

He further revealed that he has always wanted to be involved in football, so when he wasn’t able to play anymore, he decided to veer into another aspect of the game.


"I went to a neighbour's house to fetch water and I was with the neighbour's son. While we were fetching the water a frog passed by and the boy was running away. So I was like why are you running by the time I realized a big black cobra had tied my leg, bite me, and left,” Nana Yaw Amponsah said.

"I fell down and started crying, people came out to check me and they immediately took me to the Tema General Hospital and I had to be given anti-snake bite but they had run out of stock.

“My dad and uncle went out to get one, the one they got had expired but they had to inject me like that and at some point, I understand I was pronounced dead but I survived. I had survived a scorpion bite before that.”

He added: "I spent three months and three weeks at the hospital and at a point my leg was rotten and they were going to amputate my leg but the senior doctor came and opted for what we call skin grafting and they did that to fix my leg."


"I went home to continue with life but that stopped me from playing football because it had damaged my foot. This and after surviving a scorpion bite made me believe that until God takes my life, no one can take it."

Nana Yaw Amponsah was appointed as Asante Kotoko CEO in August 2020 and has made a great impact in his time at the helm.

The Porcupine Warriors won the Ghana Premier League last season and currently boast several sponsors.

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