After a three-year legal battle, an Accra court has ruled today that the three kids of Gifty Gyan belong to Asamoah Gyan.
The court to charged the former Ghana captain to pay Gifty Gyan 25,000 Ghana cedis every month for the upkeep of the three kids excluding their school fees, medical and dental care, flight tickets among other child care costs.
Also, the court awarded Asamoah Gyan’s mansion in the United Kingdom to Gifty Gyan as compensation and then a four bedroom house at Spintex.
The legal battle ensued after Asamoah Gyan filed for divorce, denying paternity of their three children and requesting a DNA test. However, the DNA results confirmed that all the children are indeed the legendary footballer’s biological offspring.
In the court’s judgment, it held, based on the evidence presented, that the marriage between Gifty Gyan and Asamoah Gyan, celebrated in 2013, was valid and still in effect, despite an earlier paper marriage in 2002 when Gifty was 17 years old. The court issued a decree of nullity, annulling the 2013 marriage.
Furthermore, the court acknowledged the uncontroverted evidence indicating that the parties had been in an amorous relationship since 2003 and had two children before formalizing their union through an ordinance marriage.
Regarding Gifty Gyan’s substantial contributions to the acquisition of Asamoah Gyan’s properties, the court held that her caregiving responsibilities and living arrangements with the children, while Asamoah Gyan pursued his career, entitled her to a share of the assets.
Gyan, Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, and the record African scorer in World Cup history with six goals, announced his retirement from football in June.