American-Ghanaian professional wrestler, Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, popularly known as ‘Kofi Kingston’ paid a courtesy visit to President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
According to President Akufo-Addo in a post on his official Facebook handle, the WWE star’s visit to Ghana is in response to the proclamation of this year, 2019, as the “Year of Return”.
The 37-year-old professional wrestler who is the current WWE Champion, also said that he considers this “Year of Return” as a unique opportunity for him to make a historic visit to Ghana at the height of his wrestling career.
He said ;
“Above all else, when I was a kid, this was what I wanted to do, it’s awesome that I was able to achieve my childhood dream but what’s even more important than that is for me to come back and inspire people who might be exactly where I was as a little kid watching, hoping to be something that I am living, breathing proof that you can be whatever you want to be.
I’m providing inspiration to people who want to do something but don’t know if they can do it. I’m here to provide inspiration that you can do it if you believe in yourself. So, I’m happy to be here to inspire other Ghanaians to go out and do great things in this world”.