The weekly features on our players continue today with an interview with one of our entertaining and exciting midfielders Nana Appiah-Kubi Ebenezer.
The former Newtown United player recounts one the bitterest ordeals he went through during the early stages of his career as a footballer.
Appiah’s parents burnt his playing boots and his training kits because they didn’t support the idea of seeing him abandon education in favour of football. Let’s follow the full interview session with dreamsfc.com
Dreamsfc.com: Hi. Good mornng Nana
NA: Hello Morning
Dreamsfc.com: Who is Nana Appiah-Kubi Ebenezer?
NA: A talented midfielder with great and diverse talent. A team player and tactical player with superb ability both in attack and defense
Dreamsfc.com: At what age did you realize that you can play football?
NA: I realized that since I was a kid. I used to play in the community and people around me advice me to take it serious and I did.
Dreamsfc.com: Who are your parents?
NA: Mr. Paul Assuming and Mrs. Gifty Pokuaa
Dreamsfc.com: How supportive have your parents been?
NA: At the initial stages it was very hard convincing them. But now they are getting along so well. I remember that at one point they burnt my boots and hid some of my training kits just to discourage me. But I never gave up and thank God they are ok now.
Dreamsfc.com: Why did you join Dreams FC?
NA: I joined this club because I felt that they are the hallmark for talent development within a small period of time i.e. 6years and that convinced me to join. Dreams offer an opportunity for young talented players to express themselves and that is also a positive thing. The great management team, coaching staff, technical mindset and the in all the fear of God also lured me. Dreams FC is a great club.
Dreamsfc.com: What teams did you play before Dreams FC?
NA: Future Stars and Newtown United
Dreamsfc.com: what team do you want to play in future?
NA: I wish to play Manchester United, Athletic Madrid, AC Milan and Tottenham
Dreamsfc.com: Who is your favourite Coach?
NA: C.K Akonnor of Dreams FC
Dreamsfc.com: What makes C.K Akonnor your favourite Coach?
NA: I chose C.K because he always has a positive mindset on every game. Also he is a motivator and always tries to get his players to the apex before, during and after every game. H is fun to be with and a good tactician too. Personally too he has built me and has added some qualities to my played love every bit of him. I wish God’s blessings for him because he is been a motivator.
Dreamsfc.com: How do you rate the chances of Dreams FC in the Division One League?
NA: I rate our chances very highly. Obviously the sky is surely our limit even though it wouldn’t fall. We need to keep doing what we are doing. And with the management and technical brains we will surely conquer
Dreamsfc.com: What do you make of the achievement of Dreams FC so far?
NA: It’s been tremendous so far. It’s just amazing how fast things have gone. I think we have gotten this far by dint of hard work and perseverance. The family is United and much focused and that is what I think has been driving the team.
Dreamsfc.com: What is your view on Ghana football?
NA: I think there is more to be dome if we want to get to the top and be compared to other Leagues like that of Egypt and South Africa.
Dreamsfc.com: Which player do you look up to?
NA: I have always wanted to play like Wesley Sneijder and Tony Kroos
Dreamsfc.com: What is your message to the fans of Dreams FC?
NA: I think that they should expect positive display of football from the players and keep supporting the team as they have always done and together we shall conquer
Dreamsfc.com: Thanks for your time Appiah
NA: You always welcome boss