On Saturday the 30th of April 2022, one of Africa’s greatest soccer players Asamoah Gyan launched his exceptionally promoted book (journal) in Accra, Ghana.
Many invited guests including celebrities, athletes, government officials like Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, corporate leaders, the media, legislators, were all present to support the illustrious player. Other legendary footballers including:
Liberia president George Oppon Weah-who is also a former FIFA Ballon d’or winner, Stephen Appian, Maestro Abedi Ayew Pele, Senegal’s El-Hajj Diouf, Tony Baffoe, Fadiga, Adebayor, numerous legends and several other large dignitaries across the continent and beyond additionally helped made the event a lovely one.
The LeGyandary book launch was one of the highly anticipated events which saw the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Mr Kurt Okraku picking a copy of the book for GHC 50,000, Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah also purchasing a copy for GHC 10,000.
Other top businessmen like Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong and Hon. Kennedy Agyapong purchased two copies of the book for GHC 100k each. The LeGyandary book chronicled the nation’s record-breaking top-scorer’s football story (from his experience growing up days to his celebrated lifetime) and his new life as a business visionary.
The book is all about Asamoah Gyan’s journey through thick and thin, how he endured attacks from fans, his goal scoring abilities, the challenges, experiences at club sides, national teams, goals scored, his low moments and in effect, everything you would want to know about Asamoah Gyan’s football career– how it all started.
At the launch, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo was the special guest of honour whose presence was as vital as expected. At the end of it all, Asamoah Gyan was also named as a Tourism Ambassador for Ghana, looking at his influence all over the world.
The President of the land, thought it was an optimal opportunity to task Gyan to be Ghana’s representation since, his unbelievable impact is one that goes beyond the shores of Ghana. His quality as a player during his active days was fantastic, and when Gyan looks back at what he has gone through during this multitude of playing years, he needed to wildly sob at his book launch.
Asamoah Gyan’s name won’t ever at any point leave the minds of the football calendar, particularly, Ghanaians, taking everything into account. He has since the very first moment of his football career, directly from the lesser level been incredibly sensational for his country and his clubs.
The ex-Ghana Skipper set and broke precedents in both the national team of Ghana and other team clubs, by scoring past record goals ever. Indeed, even at the FIFA™ Senior World Cup tournament, Asamoah Gyan holds the record of the top African scorer at the most famous world football competition (the World Cup).
Gyan was the toast of fans at the world’s acclaimed competition, especially during the South Africa 2010 FIFA world cup, where he phenomenally did demonstrated his worth as one of the prolific strikers in the team for the Ghana Black Stars.
The magnetic player, other than his scoring ability on the field has such a lot of enthusiasm for entertainment as well. Subsequently, any time he scores, he has a way of putting more smiles on the faces of fans with his dance skills on the touchlines.
Gyan is one of the capped players with 107 appearances and 51 goals for the Black Stars team beating records set by the Maestro Abedi Pele and other scorers. Honestly, he has demonstrated why he has the right to be celebrated without limit.
Gyan has additionally been a top scorer in numerous other clubs he played for including the UAE, Sunderland (England), Kayserispor (Turkey), Shanghai SIPG (China), Al-Ain FC (United Arab Emirates), Stade Rennais FC (France), Udinese (Italy), and numerous other clubs across the globe.
Locally, the last team Gyan played prior to leaving on his international football trade was Liberty Professional FC in 2003. Gyan has been named among the best players in the world in various football charts and ratings. In every competition, particularly at the Africa Cup Of Nations and the FIFA World Cup, Asamoah Gyan always ensures he scores to increase his goal count, and perhaps be a top scorer.
Subsequent to playing for the best football clubs in the world, Asamoah, returned home to play along with one of Ghana’s Premier League clubs, Legon Cities, regardless of the fact that, he assured fans to play for his Darling club Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
With this multitude of colossal accomplishments, Gyan chose to release a book (a personal history) that will fill in as a wellspring of support to the young and coming ages.
The former Sunderland and Al Ain top marksman’s recent book launch will also be in other countries, namely: United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates (Dubai). Proceeds from the book will go to the Asamoah Gyan Foundation.