Asamoah Gyan Recognized As CAF (Cup of Nations) Legend In The AFCON Total Energies 2021 Draws

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Greatest of all time Ghanaian goal scorer, Asamoah Gyan grabs recognition at the just ended CAF African Cup of Nations final draw under the auspices of Total Energies.

Held in the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé on Tuesday night August 17, 2021, the programme produced a list of power-packed and legendary African national soccer players of which Ghana’s favourite Asamaoh Gyan, popularly known as “Baby Jet” was not left out.

The former Ghana Black Stars’ captain was named amongst  veteran colleagues such as Cameroon’s legendary Samuel Eto’o Fils and women’s soccer icon, Gaëlle Deborah Enganamouit and most celebrated Ivory Coast player, Didier Drogba. All the superstars were selected by the officials of CAF and organizers from the host country to assist them and the teams’ delegates in the final draw.

Assamoah Gyan took to his official social media handles to express his appreciation to CAF for the honour. also, he highlighted few supported and friends with their handles under his appreciation post. He was massively praised and commended by his followers and fans online for his admirable recognition.

As jovial and lively as he is, the well-decorated soccer player was captured in a video which he happily made a humorous statement regarding his goal scoring and dance moves that Ghanaians love to see and dance along. Despite putting on the African print, it has always been his desire to be the Ghanaian jersey and score and dance for Ghanaians to be happy because it also helps the players to be elated. Adding that he feels so delighted to be present at the AFCON Total Energies 2021 draw

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan grateful to CAF for legendary recognition

Asamoah Gyan remains one of the key players in the Ghanaian national team notable for scoring over 51 goals for the country with his 109 appearance. He joined the national team and made his debut professional appearance in 2003 when he scored his maiden goal for Ghana at the FIFA World Cup qualifying series. Well-known for his striking position number 3, the leading goal scorer represented Ghana both in World Cup and African Cup tournaments.

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He holds the record for the most African goal scorer in the history of world cup scoring over 6 goals in his appearance from 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments. He’s recognised for his landmark first ever and fastest goal scored in the 2006 FIFA world cup during the match between Ghana and the Czech Republic earning the black stars a 2:0 victory against their opponent. The same goal was Ghana’s debut goal in the history of world cup.

He led the national team to its maiden quarter finals in the 2010 World Cup with his last minute’s goal during the extra time of play and won over the Americans. He contributed to Ghana’s position of 2nd runner up in the 2008 AFCON held in Ghana which was his debut AFCON appearance. Subsequently, he scored goals that gave Ghana recognition on the map of the football game.

Ghanaians love watching Asamoah Gyan for his zeal and love for the country, the dribbles on the field of play and the joy he brings to the heart of Ghanaians in the seasons of international football games.

The 2021 African cup of nations tournament is kicking off in Cameroon from January, 09 to February, 06 2022. Ghana will be playing against  Morocco, Comoros and Gabon in their group (c.)

CAF Legend Asamoah Gyan has encouraged the Black Stars to focus on winning the group stages and aim at wining the trophy. Hopefully, the Ghanaian national team will come out successfully.

Congratulations to Asamoah Gyan for his CAF recognition.

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The Asamoah Gyan Foundation Gives 7,000 Dollars To Support A Young Ghanaian Boxer

All-time goal king of the Ghana national team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has lifted up high the dream of a 13-year-old Ghanaian boxer, Joseph Awinongya Jr. based in the United States with a donation of 7,000 US dollars equivalent to 40,915 Ghana cedi.

 

The offer was officially handed to the little boxer mid today, November 30, 2020 at a press conference led by the captain of the black stars under his Asamoah Gyan Foundation.

Gyan announced his support to the talented young boy on his official social media handles as well as stating that Awinongya is blessed with a great talent and supporting him to develop his skills is very important.

 

The young boxer is said to have been preparing for an upcoming boxing competition in the United States.

At his age, he has competed in several boxing matches of which he became the winner of a lot of titles such as three-time Silver Gloves National Champ, USA National Champion, two-time Jnr Olympic National Champion and more.

 

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According to reports, the young boy’s achievements at this early age was fully supported by his father who has made it his key priority to nurture his son’s talents in order to reach greater heights in the world of sports with a lot of world titles in future as a professional boxer.

The young champion expressed his appreciation to the all-time leading goal scorer of the black stars of Ghana with joy and excitement on his Instagram page.

He also thanked all those who have contributed to achieving his dream as a professional boxer.

Asamoah Gyan Foundation donates $7,000 to Joseph Awinongya Jr.

 

Asamoah Gyan Foundation was established in August 2011, with the aim of providing humanitarian supports to the needy especially, the youth and help solve societal problems through education, good water, sports opportunities and healthcare.

Since the establishment of the charity organisation by the general captain of the Ghana national team, the foundation has been working tirelessly in all the areas promised to achieve in their vision.

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The Asamoah Gyan Foundation has been the restoration of water pumping system in the hometown of the player in the Brong Ahafo Region, provision of healthcare equipment in various healthcare facilities in Accra and Kumasi, educational supports to brilliant but needy students, scholarships as well as built an ultra-modern AstroTurf for Accra Academy.

As the captain of the Black Stars, the soccer player has extended his football dribbling skills in many soccer clubs around the world including the Ghana premier league where he commenced his full-time soccer career at the Liberty Professionals.

Some of the clubs include, Udinese, Modena, Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Kayserispor, NorthEast United and his current club Legon Cities.

 

He contributed immensely with his phenomenal skills in the soccer fraternity to the above clubs he was signed on.

Gyan has achieved several honours and awards since he started playing soccer professionally. Contributing to the success of people and putting smiles on the face of the less privileged through his Asamoah Gyan foundation is just an amazing initiative.

 We love seeing African Celebs giving back! Keep up the good work Baby Jet! 👏 

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Congratulations are in order! Ghanaian international football Legend Asamoah Gyan, is now officially Legon Cities player.

The football icon took to his social media pages to express how happy he is to  be

‘back home to continue my career with Legon Cities FC I’m happy to join this club because they have a future plan for Ghana football’

The Ghanaian professional football striker also urged his fans to follow his new club Legon Cities FC for all updates.

Read Also: History of Ghana football will be incomplete without Asamoah Gyan. 

Legon Cities FC was established in January 2006, the manager Goran Barjaktarević ,is a bosian football manager from Germany.

The former Captain of the Ghanaian national team had expressed his Happiness about joining the local club and shared his reason for joining the club was because of the ambition he sees in them.
He told fans to expect great things with this new signings and that things are about to change in the league. 

We all can’t to see Asamoah Gyan back on the pitch when the season starts

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Ghanaian football Legend Asamoah Gyan is a year older Today! Join us in wishing this talented International football icon Gods blessings!

 


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Asamoah Gyan aka Baby Jet is a Ghanaian International football player who plays internationaly and for the Ghana Black Stars.

We can say with confident that, he has his used his status as a famous footballer to put Ghana and African on the map. And has in so many ways giving back to most communities in Ghana…

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He made his international debut at forward for Ghana at age 17. He scored his first goal against Somalia in 2003 in a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier, making him the youngest player ever to score for Ghana and went on to score 4 goals in 7 games …

 

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Giving back to the community, be it in a form of money or time, is one of the most important and precious things anyone can do!  Asamoah Gyan gives back to the community through charity and more

We are very proud of you Gyan!

 

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FBF: History of Ghana football will be incomplete without mentioning the indispensable contribution of a football veteran, Asamoah Gyan. 

The Ghanaian professional football striker began his outstanding career in the Ghanaian Premier League before gaining the attention of top European clubs.

Asamoah Gyan made enviable history as one of the few to win the BBC African Footballer of the Year in 2010 along with three consecutive awards of the UAE Pro League Top Scorer in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 

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Asamoah Gyan was born in Greater Accra, Ghana on the 22nd of November, 1985. He grew up loving the poplar Ghanaian football legend, Abedi Pele and decided to work in her footsteps.

Gyan played for several local clubs in Ghana before signing his first professional career with Liberty Professionals in 2003. His talent, power, dribbling skills, and shot accuracy quickly attracted the interest of several clubs in Europe.

He began with Udinese and later, Modena, Rennes, and Sunderland before moving to Asia to play for clubs like Al Ain and Shanghai SIPG.

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Internationally, Gyan had over one hundred caps and netted on  over 51 occasions for his country.

Aside from football career, Gyan is also a prominent visionary business tycoon. He has invested many businesses, such as

‘Baby Jet Airlines’ which is scheduled to be in operations soon, Mama Vits noodles and rice, Baby Jet App and more

It is yet to be understandable, how the talented footballer mixes football with his ever-demanding business. However, Gyan has not lost his focus at any point in time as he continues to bring glory to the country while developing his investment yet further.

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Giving Back To The Community:  The striker promote African talents in his own way. He has helped many Ghanaian boxers to live their dreams by promoting outstanding boxers in Ghana.

One of the prominent boxing personalities under the tent of his Baby Jet promotion is Emmanuel Tagoe. He also has a foundation that focuses on managing young boxers and helps them get to the peak of their potentials.

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Gyan also own an energy drink company, bottled water company called the Paradise Pac Drinking Water. Arguably, he has helped increase employment opportunities in his Ghana.

For those who can’t have enough of Gyan. You’re in luck, he has started a new series on you called Adventures of Asamoah Gyan’ Do check it out. 

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Looking at the above, one would swiftly conclude that the veteran striker is well prepared for his retirement as the 33-year-old understands that his playing career will soon come to an end.

Many footballers pick up coaching career after this, but for Gyan, his path has been set already. 

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We celebrate Asamoah Gyan as one of the amazing people of Africa and the Diaspora. 

 

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Sports News: Ghanaian professional footballer Asamoah Gyan is joining Indian Super League, NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) Congratulations!

The football icon is set to be super thrilled to be a part NEUFC!

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The Ghanaian professional football striker began his outstanding career in the Ghanaian League before gaining the attention of the world.

Gyan has over sixteen years amazing successful career in football!

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Once again join us in wishing this football legend a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!

 

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Congratulations are in order! Meet Ngoriya Doemenyotor Asamoah Gyan. His new title means ‘Kind-hearted, Progressive Chief’.

Ghanaian professional footballer Asamoah Gyan has been enstooled as a chief in Hohoe, Volta Region.

This is in appreciation for his contributions towards solving the water shortages at St. Francis College of Education and the Gbi Area by provided them with $3,000 mechanized borehole.

 

The people in the area have been struggling with water issues for years, in most cases having to walk for about 30 – 40 minutes to fetch water.

”The people of Gbi traditional council appreciates  Asamoah Gyan’s outstanding leadership and exemplary contribution to Ghana’s socio-economic development’

We are a huge fans of African Celebrities who give back, be it in a form of money or time, it is one of the most important and precious things anyone can do!   

Asamoah Gyan has been using his Foundation, The Asamoah Gyan Foundation as his way of giving back to his community for some years now.

 

 

This is not the first time Asamoh Gyan has sorted water issues in communities, few years ago In  Brong-Ahafo Region

Asamoah Gyan hopes others will help by giving back their community as and when they can.

Keep up the good work Gyan!

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Ghanaian professional footballer Asamoah Gyan will be in Hohoe from 29th to 31st May, as part of ‘social intervention program of a major water system for free water for St Francis Training College’.

Asamoah Gyan Foundation’s latest venture is in honour of Asamoah Gyan’s late mother. His mother was a student at St Francis Training College.

We love seeing Celebrities giving back to the community! Be it in a form of money or time, is one of the most important and precious things anyone can do!

To show appreciation for Gyan’s contributions ”The people of Gbui traditional council appreciate this and Asamoah Gyan’s outstanding leadership and exemplary contribution to Ghana’s socio-economic development and have decided to honor him by enstooling him as a Chief during a three-day celebration in Hohoe from 29th May, 2019.”

If you happen to be in Hohoe and want to attend then check out the program below that Gyan posted on social media handles

 

This is not the first time Asamoh Gyan has sorted water issues in communities, few years ago, The Asamoah Gyan Foundation commissioned Water Pump House project in Wenchi….
”Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done~ proverbs 19 17′

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Akufo Addo Urges Asamoah Gyan To Reconsider Retiring from Football

Ghanaians have been dealing with the shockwave of the retirement of a successful striker Asamoah Gyan. Gyans decision to retire from his position at the Ghana National Team was met with mixed feelings, some people were upset and angered so many fans.

He must have gained so much value throughout his career that the president forced him back to the game. Let’s now talk about the protagonist of the story: Asamoah Gyan.

At the age of 17, he signed for the Italian football team Udinese while also temporarily playing at another Italian club called Modena. He appeared in the 2006 World Cup, which increased his fame and attracted the attention of other football clubs in Europe.

The Russian Lokomotiv Moscow was among the clubs that wanted to sign a deal with him. Instead, he decided to extend his stay at Udinese by signing a 5-year contract.

In 2008, he was transferred to the French football team Stade Rennais. He was more active in the season 2009-2010, scoring 13 league goals in 48 games. His stay in Stade Rennais was short-lived and he signed another deal with Sunderland, his first deal with a Premier League club.

The season 2010-2011 was a golden one for him since he scored the majority of the goals in the League Cup against Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and Stoke City.

He spent a temporary season in UAE’s Al Ain FC, during which he scored 22 goals. The following year, he signed another contract with Al Ain as the top goal-scorer. Although he had extended his stay until 2018, he decided to leave Al Ain for Chinese Super League club Shanghani SIPG.

His weekly salary made him one of the highest earning football players in the world. As of 2017, he was still a striker at the Turkish club Kayserispor.

His international career was just as bright and eventful. In 2006, he became the very first and the youngest player to score for Ghana in FIFA World Cup, with four goals in seven matches. He appeared in 2008 and 2010 African Cup of Nations and scored many penalties.

In 2010’s World Cup, he successfully scored against Serbia and Australia, carrying the team up the tournament’s quarter final, although the team got defeated by Uruguay later on. In 2014, he was the captain of Ghana’s Black Stars, the team played with United States, Portugal and a tie against Germany.

A few weeks ago, he was replaced by Andre Ayew as Ghana’s team captain by the coach. Gyan made a decision to retire from international football. Whatever his decision was based on, we’re not interested. We just don’t want him to retire.

Interestingly, he was later convinced by the President Nana Akufo-Addo to reverse his decision in less than 24 hours after his initial announcement. He is currently preparing for the next African Cup of Nations.

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The football legend  took to his social media with the press release and  the message below

‘A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded. I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy. 🙏🙏’  We’re glad he’s back!

 

Besides his football career, he has been hosting boxing events, encouraging young boxers from Ghana to participate the events. He loves singing as well. 

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Asamoah Gyan Found Guilty Of Having ‘Unethical Hair’  – Football Sportlight

Ghanaian professional footballer/ Al-Ahli Dubai F.C.striker Asamoah Gyan has been found guilty of having ‘unethical hair’ under United Arab Emirates Football Association guidelines.

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The captain of the Ghanaian national team who just returned from AFCON in Gabon is one of the 46 players to have broken the UAE football association rules.

According to report, the former Sunderland striker’s signature ‘mohawk’ hair style is deemed as un-Islamic by some conservative Muslims. Some Islamic teachings ban “Qaza” hairstyles (where only part of the head is shaved)….other players might include Omar Abdulrahman

Do you think ‘Baby Jet’ should cut his hair/leave the team or just cover it?

We love it, Is part of his signature look! Other footballers have more drastic hairstyles!

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