- Asamoah Gyan has commented on why he chose to start a private airline carrier in Ghana
- He says he's noticed that lots of Ghanaian footballers experience difficulties after retiring from football
- He hopes his decision will encourage other footballers to go into business for themselves
Black Stars Team Captain, asamoah Gyan has commented on the motives behind his decision to acquire a license in order to to operate a private airline in Ghana In a recent a interview.
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Government's announcement that Asamoah Gyan, Captain of Ghana's senior national football team, had acquired a license to operate a private airline carrier was one that surprised many Ghanaians.
Though Initially announced by government, many still waited for a confirmation from Asamoah Gyan, something he did soon after. This development had Ghanaians wondering why one of the Black Stars most prolific goal scorers would want to make such an ambitious move, something Gyan has shed more light on during a recent interview.
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According to Asamoah Gyan, he's noticed in recent years that a lot of retired footballers don't have much to do once they decide to hang up their football boots.
Speaking to Kwese ESPN, the veteran Black Stars skipper related that having nothing to keep you active, or to pay the bills after a career in football is difficult.
"So I thought hard about it and decided to create businesses that will help me to avoid such situation...adding that "The business is part of a plan to have something I can rely on after football," said Asamoah Gyan.
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Asamoah Gyan went on to say that he intended to start the business small, presumably in order to establish and learn about the industry, but added that he hoped to "grow heavily" in future since it is a new venture and he wants to go at it step by step.
"I had wanted this to be quiet for a while but once the president said it, I was happy with the recognition and what it says." Added Gyan.
The Black Stars skipper went on to say that the common perception is that footballers are incapable of doing anything worthwhile. He hopes his move would encourage fellow players.
"I hope this encourages a lot of other players that with proper planning everything is possible."
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