- Captain of Ghana football national team receives license to operate airline
- Asamoah Gyan says Ghana's aviation sector is growing fast
- Striker hopes to become a professional pilot
Former Premier League star Asamoah Gyan has ventured into a new business as he launches his new airline in Ghana nicknamed "Baby Jet".
Gyan who is the Black Stars all time highest goalscorer has traveled the World and he is one of the biggest footballers out of Africa.
Asamoah Gyan left his homeland as a teenager and took the scenic route around Europe playing in France, Italy, and England.
Before taking a detour via China and the United Arab Emirates, and then arriving at his current club Kayserispor in the Turkish Super League.
Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo has now revealed the 31-year-old player has been given the OK to set up the airline, which will bear his nickname.
Speaking this morning at the 2017 African Airshow in Ghana, Akufo-Addo said: "I've been reliably informed that the captain of our senior national football team, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier licence.
"He is working feverishly to establish an airline, obviously called Baby Jet Airlines.
"I want to call on other Ghanaians both at home and abroad to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector."
Gyan also admitted he would love to be a Pilot in future, however reports suggest Gyan's company will begin by operating cargo planes before expanding to offer passenger services.