News relating to Asamoah Gyan’s retirement has been popping up here and there in recent times. This time around, the Ghanaian footballer and Black Stars captain has hinted on what he plans to do after hanging his boots.
Speaking in a recent interview on CNN, Asamaoh Gyan disclosed that he is planning to learn how to pilot after active football; adding that it will be a part-time job for him. Making reference to several skills he has acquired during his career as a footballer, Gyan hinted they will all help him to fit into the daunting task.
“I have learned a lot throughout my career…leadership, determination, commitment, perseverance and mental toughness will come into play,” he said.
It’s actually no surprise that Gyan is talking of learning piloting seeing that the Ghanaian striker and all-time top scorer now owns a private airline. Talking to CNN about it, the 32-year-old revealed that he carried out a business research with him team and they discovered some opportunities.
According to him, the idea of the airline business came on board in 2012 but he waited for a suitable time in Ghana’s economic development to implement it.
Asamoah Gyan’s Life Outside Football
Gyan’s life aside football has been an active and engaging one. The Ghanaian player is known to have ventured into several other businesses outside the field of sports. Being a footballer with good taste for wealth and financial freedom, Gyan is not at all relying on his fame and income in the field of football.
Some of his numerous businesses include: Jet Energy Drink, Baby Jet Airlines, JetLink Events & Logistics, Mama Vits Noodles and Rice, Paradise Pac Water, Real Estate and Transportation, Hostels and Plaza, etc.
Find out more: See List and Details of Gyan’s Business Ventures
In addition to these business ventures, Asamoah Gyan is also active in social and philanthropic works, including running a charity organisation, financial support to hospitals, ailing kids, borehole projects for communities, among others. Recall that the Black Stars Skipper in July, commissioned a world class sports centre which he built at his Alma mater, Accra Academy.
Moreover, Asamoah Gyan is the first Ghanaian active footballer to be honoured with a Doctorate Degree. The honorary degree was conferred on him by the Alfred Nobel University on 8th July, 2017.
Briefly on Gyan’s Sports Career
Gyan began his football career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals. Later in the year, he moved to Udinese, playing for the Italian football club from 2003 to 2008. He has since played for numerous clubs in France, England, Arab, and China.
Gyan is currently stationed in Turkey for the Kayerispor football club after signing a two-year deal with the side in July, 2017. On his first outing for the Anatolian Stars, Gyan bagged a brace to push Kayserispor to a 4-2 win against Hannover 96 in a friendly that came off on Thursday, July 27. He also scored his first league goal at the Turkish side during the club’s 3-3 draw with Fenerbahce on 30th October, 2017.