Captain of the senior national football team, Asamoah Gyan has recounted how he lost a “baby” shark he kept as a pet
The skipper who recently capped 50 international goals during an AFCON qualifiers match in Kumasi against Ethiopia. The striker, in an interview on Sunday with Deloris Frimpong-Manso popularly called Delay said he loved his pet dearly.
He said he was really heart-broken that the fish had to die in his house cutting short his dream to take care of it.
The Black Stars captain said he bought the pup for $20,000 and kept it in the aquarium in his residence in Accra. He told the show host of the Delay show that he intended to keep the shark for 4 years and then release it into the sea when it was mature.
The show host could not come to terms to understand why the footballer would decide to live in a house with a shark.
Asked why he would rather keep the shark as a pet, the footballer said he loved the shark as one of God’s creation so he saw no reason not to have one as a pet.
There were some indications from the striker that the cost of the shark exceeded the quoted $20,000.
The striker said that the shark however died because its aquarium broke and with the shark out of its natural habitat, it died.
The name of the shark was Obo dede.
Asamoah Gyan recently came under the spotlight for using a customized captain’s armband in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifiers against Ethiopia in Kumasi. The captain however explained the reason for the armband in a later press conference which was held after the match.
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