Mighty Blackpool skipper hangs his boots to pursue a master’s degree

Ron Gandi-Williams is retiring from his football career to pursue a master's degree.

By Petros Katta
Ron Grandi Williams, a former Kambio Eagles player, Mighty Blackpool, and Leone Stars striker, has announced his retirement from playing football to pursue a master’s degree.

Announcing his retirement, the striker noted: “It has been a tough decision for me to step back from my favourite sport, despite having a successful career at the highest level”.

“The demands of managing my academic, professional, and football commitments have become increasingly complicated. Juggling a full-time job, studies, and an active football career has proven to be quite challenging”, he said.

He added: “As a result, I have realized that I need to prioritize my time and energy towards my academic and professional success, considering that there is life beyond football”.

“Throughout my football journey, I have had the privilege of playing for SLIFA (Div 1), Man City SL (Div 2), Kamboi Eagles FC, and Mighty Blackpool FC in the Premier League”.

“Representing Sierra Leone National Team three times has been a highlight of my career. I am grateful to God, my family, teammates, coaches, club officials, stakeholders, and everyone who has been a part of my journey”, he stated.

“Your love, guidance, support, and friendship have played a crucial role in shaping me both as a player and as an individual. To my dear fans and loved ones, I am deeply thankful for your unwavering support and belief in my abilities throughout my football journey”, the former Mighty Blackpool FC skipper reiterated.  

“Although this decision marks the end of my active involvement in football, my love for the sport will always remain. Football will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will continue to support and closely follow the game”, he concluded.

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