In spite of calls on Sports journalists to boycott the press conference planned to be addressed by the family of Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan; the journalists filled the venue to capacity.
The Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group, Kenneth Ashigbey is one person who called on journalists to shun the Gyans press conference. The Graphic boss on his Facebook page on Tuesday wrote, “I will urge all journalists to boycott this press conference. People who assault journalists want us to cover them.”
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) also called on its members to boycott the scheduled media discourse organized by the Gyan family.
But allsports.com.gh checks indicate that sports journalists have throng the Alisa Hotel in their numbers to grant audience to the Gyan family.
Daniel Kenu, a Graphic reporter in Kumasi was allegedly assaulted by the big brother of Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan when Ghana played its first AFCON 2015 qualifier in Kuamsi.
This act by Baffour Gyan caused a lot of public rage and disaffection for the Gyan family, as this was not the first time a member of the family had assaulted a journalist.
The press conference is expected to address questions on the disappearance of Hiplife artiste, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro, who is a close friend of Asamoah Gyan.
The family is also expected to make a statement on Baffour Gyan’s assault case against Graphic’s reporter, Daniel Kenu.