Exclusive: Q&A with Ghanaian Swiss U17 World Cup winner Ntiamoah-Nimeley

Published on: 5 years ago
Exclusive: Q&A with Ghanaian Swiss U17 World Cup winner Ntiamoah-Nimeley
Ntiamoah with his aunties after the Q&A session with GHANAsoccernet.com

By Ameenu Shardow GHANAsoccernet.com was privileged to have an extensive interview with 2009 Swiss U17 World Cup winner, Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley. The 19-year-old who currently plays in the youth team of Swiss giants FC Basel has decided to play his international football for Ghana. The left-footed utility player is currently in Ghana on brief holidays due to the winter break in Switzerland. And GHANAsoccernet.com got a rare chance to meet the player who is termed the ‘Offei Dodoo reborn’ derived from his uncle and former footballer Offei Dodoo and the rest of his family. Who is Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley? Well, my name you already know. I was born in Ghana, grew up in Abeka and later moved to Dome Pillar 2. I am the single child of my parents but have a lot of cousins and they are like my brothers and sisters. I was first at Minspar before I went to primary school at Achimota then I left at age six to go live with my dad in Switzerland. Why upon all the professions in the world, you chose football? I am from a football background so through a lot of influences from my uncles and my parents I decided to go into football.

Exclusive: Q&A with Ghanaian Swiss U17 World Cup winner Ntiamoah-Nimeley
Kofi Ntiamoah Nimeley in action for FC Basel
Every young player is looking to play for the elite clubs in Europe, which of the teams are your preferred future choice? Yes, that is very true. I am looking at the Premiership (English), so when an opportunity comes, sure why not I will go there. As a young player, do you also dream of playing in the Black Stars now that you have decided to play for Ghana? I have followed the Black Stars keenly and have realized that most of the players in the current team came from the U20 side that won the World Cup in 2009. This shows that a lot of opportunities are given to young players if you are that good and yes, it is my dream and hopefully. The chance will come very soon. So are you expecting to be part of the team that hopefully will be at the next World Cup in Brazil? Yes of course, if Gd permits I will gladly jump at that opportunity. Ghana has so many good players, so to compete with them I think will be a massive blessing. Thank You very much for your time with us and also want to thank you family for the warm reception You are always welcome.

Comments

  • kwame pito
    says: 5 years ago
    If he is a good player lets give him a chance to showcase. why not?
  • julius
    says: 5 years ago
    lets see what he has up his sleeves.
  • Kojo
    says: 5 years ago
    Definitely, the GFA should give him a chance. Watched him play during the U-17 World cup in 09 and he was marvelous. Go KOFI !!!