Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. It keeps one in the dark as to what might or might not happen next; whether it’s crushing you or lifting you up. For this reason, it was not a rare phenomenon for Kwame Bonsu to be accused of rape by his ex-wife, sentenced to nearly two years in jail and then, deported back to Ghana after serving his term.
For most people, the illusion of fear and failure inhibits their ability to reach the top once again after falling victims to life’s cruelty – but for Kwame Bonsu, with his world crumbling right before his eyes and being crushed by force of life, decided to take hold of his own destiny and reach the summit once again.
He said: “When I was inside, I learnt to accept the fact that there is nothing I can do to change the situation so I utilized the time, training and reading as much as I could. I know and believe I can make it again. I want people to be able to look at me and say after everything he went through; he didn’t give up.”
Blessed by the wheel of destiny, the 24-year-old took his first step on a different path to the summit once again by signing a three-year contract with Asante Kotoko after impressing former boss CK Akonnor in training. Nearly two years spent in jail in Sweden did not deprive the former Gefle IF player of his talents as he showed no signs of rustiness in his play for the Kumasi-based team. His exceptional performances earned him a call up to the Black Stars of Ghana and raves among the locals.
Just as Oliver Twist asked for more, Kwame Bonsu asked for more with his performances in order to continue on the path he has chosen, and his request was granted as three-time African champions: Esperance Sportive de Tunis came knocking at the doors of Asante Kotoko for his signature. He joins the Tunisian outfit in a four-year deal.
The path to the summit is still very far and for Kwame Bonsu; a man who has never given up, never stopped believing and never stopped fighting keeps walking on.