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Sports News of Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Source: Ghana Soccernet

I have spent GHC5 million on charity - Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that he has spent over GHC5 million on charity work through his foundation.

Gyan commissioned his $300,000 Astro-Turf pitch project for his alma-mater, Accra Academy School on Tuesday.

Speaking at the ceremony, the 31-year-old highlighted on some of the charity works his foundation has undertaken as well as cooperate handle which has generated jobs to over 200 Ghanaians.

“Over the past five years my foundation which is the Asamoah Gyan Foundation has touched the lives of many Ghanaians in many ways as well as undertaking the land project. We have restored the water pumping system in Wenchi, we built the mechanise borehole at Hohoe,” Gyan said.

“We donated equipment to the Korle Bu Teaching hospital and the Ridge Hospital, Mamprobi Polyclinic and Children hospital in Kumasi just to mention a few. Indeed we have supported student through sports as well as giving them scholarship at all level of education and seeing them through the masters program,” the former Sunderland poacher added.

“By God’s grace and with the support Ghanaians we have spent over GHC5 million on charity and social intervention and have employed over 200 through my company.”

“We have also produced a world championship champion by name Emmanuel Game boy Tagoe through the Baby Jet Promotions. I may not be the best talent ever but this pitch will produce great talents from my hard work and sacrifice for the nation for the future,” he deduced.

Gyan, who recently joined Turkish side Kayserispor on a two-year deal is expected to join his new teammates on a pre-season tour tonight.

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