Sports News of Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Asamoah Gyan is a household name in Ghana Football, he is one of the multi-talented Sportsmen in the World. Gyan, 32, who currently plays for Turkish side Kayserispor is also a musician and has seen massive success in that field.
The “Baby Jet” as he is popularly known generate conversations and divides opinions in Ghana.
Gyan is undoubtedly one of the best strikers the country has ever produced.
There are many who do not know much about the Black Stars Captain aside his exploits on the pitch.
Here are 8 things you didn’t know about Asamoah Gyan
1.Gyan began his football career at Accra Academy
He is an old student of Accra Academy. He began his football exploits as he won laurels with the school before joining Liberty Professionals.
In 2003 at Liberty Professionals, Asamoah Gyan scored 10 goals in 16 games in the Ghana Premier League.
2.Gyan made his Black Stars debut at age 17
He made his International debut for Ghana at just age 17. Gyan scored on his senior International debut for Ghana against Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute.
He came on for Isaac Boakye in the 62nd minute in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier, three days before he turned 18 years; helping Ghana to win that game, and making him the youngest ever player to score for Ghana.
3.Gyan scores Ghana’s first World Cup goal
He scored Ghana’s first ever World Cup goal and the fastest goal at the 2006 World Cup in just 68 seconds against the Czech Republic.
He is currently Africa’s highest scorer at the World Cup with six goals in three World Cup.
Gyan is also Black Stars all-time top scorer with 51 goals.
5.Gyan is married with three kids
Gyan is married to a lady called Gifty and has three lovely children namely Frederick Gyan, Floyd Gyan, Rafael Gyan. The player amid all his fame has been able to keep his family away from the public.
6.Gyan was the most expensive Sunderland signing
He became Sunderland’s record signing in 2010 when he joined for £13 million.
7.Gyan become Africa’s highest paid footballer
Gyan joined Shanghai SIPG in China in 2015 and become Africa’s highest paid Footballer is earned £227,000 a week and also the eight best-paid footballer in the World.
8.Gyan is one of the most successful businessmen in Ghana
The footballer own businesses like Baby Jet Promotions, he is into real estates, ASA band, Mama Vits Noodles and Rice, JetLink Events & Logistics, Water Company, Energy drink, own a number of buses and recently acquired a license to operate an airline.