Addae Kyenkyenhene: Womanising will ruin your career

Author: George Ernest Asare
Rev Addae Kyenkyenhene- Former Black Stars and Kotoko defender

Former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko player, Kwadwo Addae Kyenkyenhene, has  implored young footballers to refrain from womanising since such attitude can ruin their careers.

 “Footballers should be in top form all the time but this cannot be possible if they spend much of their time jumping from one woman to another.

“ When you train well and prove yourself as a talented footballer, both local and foreign clubs will be willing to pay huge sums of money to sign you. However, this cannot be possible if they divert their attention to running from one woman to another,” Kyenkyenhene, who is now a Minister of the gospel, told Graphic Sports Online in an interview.

According to Rev Kyenkyenhene, the present generation of footballers can have a bright future if only they  remain committed to their careers and spend more of their time honing their talents to reach their full potentials.

“There are scouts who troop to Ghana to look for quality players, hence the need for footballers to be committed to their career.

Today’s football is synonymous with money, but one cannot excel if much time is wasted on association with the opposite sex. This is because doing that will eventually destroy their career,” he advised.

He noted that “unlike our time when football was played as a hobby, the present generation builds their career in football. Their signing-on fees and salaries are very attractive.

“Their signing-on fees can buy a house or could be invested in a project to generate revenue to enable them to cater for themselves, their families and communities, hence the need for them to spend their time to polish their skills and gain more stamina to excel. 

“They should not waste their energy on women because it will eventually affect their performance and undermine their career,” he added.

Touching on juju in football, Rev Kyenkyenhene  who won the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations with Ghana and the 1983 Africa Clubs Championship with Kotoko said juju had no place in football.

“Juju has no place in football so footballers should be focused on their training all the time to polish their skills and build stamina.

This will keep them very fit to deliver to the satisfaction of their numerous fans,” he stressed.

“I played at the highest level for 14 solid years without involving myself in any form of juju. The only thing that put me ahead of my mates was training early in the morning and in the evening after our training sessions.”He hinted