GhanaSoccer.net reported that Gyan usually takes a yacht out with friends and family members, which included Castro. However, the yacht wasn’t available and instead, they took out jet skis.
Castro is said to have taken one of the boats out at the Aqua Safari Resort in Ada along with a female friend. However, a few hours later, the boat was found without Castro or the woman, prompting fears that the two died.
According to VibeGhana, he drowned when he tried to save the woman, who is believed to be his girlfriend.
Peace FM Online, however, reported that reports of his death are “unconfirmed.” It said, “Though details of his unfortunate demise are still sketchy, Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that he (Castro) together with a couple of friends and his close buddy who is captain of the Senior National Football team, Asamoah Gyan went to Ada on a weekend rendezvous.”
Ghanaian musician Reggie Rockstone said calls to Castro weren’t answered. ”My fones blowing up bout Castro and I pray this is not true pple! Called him but no pick!,” Rockstone tweeted.
Castro was born Theophilus Tagoe in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. He was 32.
Thierry Nyann, a broadcaster, wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts with Castro’s family and close friends who have lost their dear brother…. Definitely the worst Sunday of the year! RIP #Castro.”