Ghanaian legend Asamoah Gyan has said that even though we all serve a living God his brother Baffour Gyan is a second god to him because everything he has now is because of his brother.
Describing the influence of his brother on his football career, the Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan, said “We all serve the living God but I will say, he is my second god because he has done everything for me”.
Asamoah Gyan, being the youngest player ever to score for Ghana, said his rise to greatness in football would not have been possible without the influence of his brother.
Baffour and Asamoah Gyan, who are brothers, played as attackers for the national team, however, it was the latter who had a great football career and became Ghana’s all-time top scorer with more than 50 goals, a record that makes him the 3rd African and 52nd player in the world to score more than 50 international goals.
used in describing the influence of his brother Baffour Gyan on his career. Asamoah Gyan likened his brother to a second god because he acted as a guardian angel, ensuring that he has a successful career devoid of mistake he, Baffour committed in the past.
Speaking on Black Stars Classics-World Cup Edition on Max TV, Asamoah Gyan said “We all serve the living God but I will say, he is my second god because he has done everything for me”.
“The mistakes he made in life, he made sure I didn’t go through them. He is like a guardian angel till now,” the former Sunderland player added
Asamoah, revealing the impact and influence of his brother on his football career, recalled that it was the advice of Baffour Gyan that succeeded in making him decide on schooling in Accra despite him having different plans.
Baby Jet said “He went to Adisadel College and I wanted to follow his footsteps when I completed JHS and I had to choose Adisadel College, so I chose all the Cape Coast schools”.
To his dismay, however, his brother advised him against his decision to stay in Accra in order to get scouted easily into the national team.
“Baffour said no. All my friends that were in Accra that I played with I saw them playing in the U-17 national team and I was at school,” Asamoah Gyan told host Yaw Ampofo Ankrah and Philip Sitsofe Atsrim.
Gyan, reminiscing what his elder brother had told him, added that my brother “should have been in that team at that time, so he advised me not to go that far, I should be in Accra, so that was how I chose Accra Academy. My grade was okay so they spoke to the headmaster and he said okay because obviously I was a football player. So, he was the one guiding me in all these things and it really worked.
While Gyan was in school he got spotted by Liberty Professionals where he worked hard to earn a call up to the national team at age 17, going ahead to have a successful career playing at two World Cup tournaments.