Kofi Kingston, the Ghanaian-born professional wrestler who is the current World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) champion called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Thursday.
Born Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah, Mr Kingston, is the first African-born WWE Champion.
President Akufo-Addo told the Ghanaian-American professional wrestler that his arrival in the country had brought a lot of excitement and joy, especially to fans who have followed his professional career progression on television.
He said Mr Kingston’s zeal and determination to excel in his field of endeavor was a motivation to young Ghanaians, adding that his visit to the country would inspire those who aspire to achieve greatness in their various endeavours.
The President voiced his pride to see him work hard to achieve such successes.
The President also assured him of the support of the over 30million Ghanaians.
Mr Kingston who presented a replica of the championship belt he recently won to the President, was thrilled that he had returned to Ghana after a 26-year sojourn in America.
He was elated on the positives that he had heard about Ghana and the current Governentment, expressing optimism that his presence in the country would elevate further its image.
Mr. Kingston was full of praise for the President on the “Year of Return” initiative that would bring Africans in the diaspora back to home to Ghana, and was happy that his ‘homecoming’ had coincided with the landmark programme.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved African arriving in Jamestown Virginia.
According to him, most people in the United States are hoping to come back to Africa but no one has ever invited us to come. But the year of return has come to create an opportunity for all of such people to come back home.
He was however hopeful that being the WWE champion he would spread the word and let people know what Ghana is all about because Ghana is great.