Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah has revealed that a cobra bit him during his younger days and at some point was pronounced dead.
Amponsah has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame, now the CEO of one of Ghana’s most influential clubs, Asante Kotoko, helping them to a league title during the 2021/22 season.
But, this would not have been possible because he narrowly escaped death at a younger age.
“My dad and mum had traveled so I was playing football. We didn’t have tap in my home so when my dad came, he suggested I have a shower somewhere else,” he stated on the Dentaa show.
“So I went to a neighbour’s house. While we were fetching the water, a frog passed by and the boy I was with ran away. Before I turned, a big black cobra had bitten me. I was rushed to Tema General Hospital. They said they needed an anti-snake bite. My dad and uncle went to town, got one that had expired for three months. I was injected with it. At some point I was pronounced dead,” he added.
“I spent three months, three weeks at the hospital, my leg was rotten and at a point, they were going to amputate my leg but a senior doctor came in and they opted for skin grafting so they had to cut a bit of my skin from my thigh to fix it and eventually it was fixed,” he concluded.