A Ghanaian football fan living in the UAE was dashed some money by an unknown Arabian due to Asamoah Gyan’s impact when he played at Al Ain.
Gyan joined Abu Dhabi side Al Ain in the summer of 2011 after just a solitary season with Sunderland in the English Premier League.
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The move came as a big shock to many, especially as the Black Stars captain was beginning to find his feet in the English top flight, having scored 10 goals in his debut season.
However, the 32-year-old’s move to Asia turned out to be perfect as he helped Al Ain to win the UAE Pro League twice.
On a personal level, the former Udinese striker also won the top scorer award twice in the domestic league as well as also emerging highest scorer in the AFC Champions League.
In total, Gyan scored almost 100 goals for the side, before moving on to join Chinese club Shanghai SIPG in 2015.
However, it appears his exploits have not been forgotten despite his departure, and some of his countrymen in the Asian country are reaping the benefits.
A Ghanaian living in Abu Dhabi, named Osikani Kojo Serebur, has revealed that he was dashed some money by an Arab man he did not know just because of what Gyan did at Al Ain.
In a Facebook post he said one Arab fan offered to give him money for free in appreciation for Gyan’s impressive performances whiles he was playing in the UAE.
Read Osikani Kojo Serebour’s full Facebook post below:
“So I met this Arabic dude earlier today and as we were conversing, he asked me where i was from. Immediately I said I am from Ghana, the dude was extremely excited. He just took his wallet and counted a good amount of money for me. Initially I was reluctant to take it but he insisted I take it and added that he is giving it to me because of Asamoah Gyan. Out of curiousity i wanted to know what Baby Jet did for it to have a ripple effect on me like this and this is what he said:
"My brother I am from Al Ain. When Gyan was playing for Al Ain, my friends and I had a bet. I told them Gyan will score 2 goals before the half ends and he did exactly that. That wasn't enough. I bet again that he was going to score a goal at the end second of the 2nd half and he did exactly that.
At the end of just a game, I had won 1 million Dirham bet".
You could see the passion in his eyes when he was telling me that. The dude is itching to see Gyan one day and is willing to go to Ghana just because of Gyan. And for a mere passerby like me to have benefited from this benevolence, my love for Baby Jet Asamoah Gyan soars above the clouds. I now understand why I have always loved him. The best thing to happen to Ghana soccer. A prophet has no value in his home town indeed.
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