A Ghanaian businessman known as Godwin Martey has revealed that he was assaulted by both Gyan brothers – Asamoah and Baffour – after a game of tennis. Martey said he was playing Asamoah Gyan with Baffour Gyan as the referee. However, Baffour kept cheating him in favour of Asamoah so he got annoyed and started … Read more
One of Ghana’s most popular lawyers, lawyer Maurice Ampaw has disclosed that he never hated the Gyan family as speculated by the media. According to him, even though the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, Baffour Gyan had wanted to chop his girlfriend sometime back but he failed he never had problems with them but rather … Read more
Virtually every Ghanaian knows of the two Gyan brothers, Asamoah ‘Baby Jet’ Gyan and his older brother Baffour. The two are both celebrated footballers who played to the highest level at both club and national level. However, there is a 3rd Gyan brother who is not that well known. Michael Opoku Gyan, aka Zieggy, is … Read more
As is customary of a news cycle, the biggest news of a time becomes nothing to marvel about at another time. A big story emerges and takes up all the airtime but within a short space of time it moves on is replaced by another similarly huge story.
First of all, let me start by saying how blessed Ghanaians are to have you as one of our biggest role models. You have done well by creating a lot of businesses and of course providing jobs for a lot of Ghanaians. Even though I still would love to know where Castro is, that’s not my main reason for writing you this humble letter. I just hope it reaches you and if not I bet the bloggers will make sure it does.
The devil you know is better than the angel you do not know. Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is hellbent on violating this saying and he just has to wish that it’s not a volcano he’s going to end up inas everyone else seems to be predicting.
Every rich and influential man has their right hand man who carries out all their ‘dirty’ work for them. For Asamoah Gyan it is his older brother Baffour Gyan, whose football career was a monumental failure compared to his younger brother’s and therefore seems willing to do all it takes to remain useful to his brother and keep chopping some coins.
There are lot of stories going around about this Gyan brouhaha so let me give you a backdrop of what is actually happening here.
As most people know, Gifty has been with Asamoah Gyan for years, way before he became popular and she has been through a lot aside from the cheating scandals that were exposed in the media. Between Baffour, his wife Naana, and their sister in London, Gifty was never liked. Not sure what Naana’s reasons were but their sister started out being supportive until it got to a point where Gifty got tired of giving her money.
Asamoah Gyan was back in the headline making business during the week when his attempted move to English Championship side Reading surprisingly fell through at the last minute. Like anything involving Gyan, even that had to turn into a huge drama. Reports immediately after the failure of the deal claimed the Black Stars skipper failed his medical, something he later vehemently denied – claiming Reading did not want him representing his national team anymore.
It would not be far-fetched to say Ghana is a land of comedy—and most Ghanaians have no regard for Justice, their integrity and hardly hold any entrenched worldview. You can almost easily buy everything in Ghana, including buying the conscience of people.
In fact, for financial gains or pocket stability, most Ghanaians have already sold their conscience and do not think beyond the box. Neither do such people live for anything except money—the sad truth is; they would not even accept it.
People care less about having a worldview or opinion or strengthening Justice, and more about money—and you cannot disregard the fact that, a hungry man will always put his stomach first. But at least, the hungry man must recognise that, man does not live by bread alone.
Apart from being a free speech advocate, this question sits well with rationalism—and a simple Yes or No answer would not have killed Asamoah Gyan or anyone. But as usual, egos must have kicked in as known of Ghanaians in authority—be it financial or public elevation, people beneath them have no right to ask questions or challenge their actions.
So after failing to answer this simple question and many at the venue including important Ghana Football Association officials condemned the journalist for asking, Asamoah Gyan’s brother organised some ‘macho’ men to beat the hell out of the journalist- Daniel Kenu.
It came as a relief to some of us when Daniel Kenu sued. Aside the obvious punishment that laid ahead for Baffour Gyan for the battery/assault and the compensation for Daniel Kenu, this was going to serve as a precedent—more of a deterrent to show that we are out of the Stone Age and we have moved past the Animal Kingdom days when the strongest hammered and killed the weak at will.
Asamoah Gyan’s brother is currently embroiled in an assault case after a Graphic reporter was brutally beaten for asking the Black Stars captain a question regarding his links to the disappearance of hiplife musician Castro.
After two court dates, the case has been adjourned to 19 September after the reporter was unable to appear on the last adjourned date due to medical reasons. At the first sitting, Baffour Gyan and co-defendant Anim Addo’s legal teams revealed they would be seeking an out of court settlement.
But the Graphic MD has reiterated that the prosecution would move forward, whilst condemning the ‘big men’ in society calling on them to dismiss the criminal prosecution.
Speaking at a press event on Monday, he said that as journalists they deserved protection, and therefore nobody was going to get away with assaulting one of their own.
After allegedly hiring some macho men to beat the hell out of a Daily Graphic journalist-Mr. Daniel Kenu because he asked a question at a Press Meeting, Baffour Gyan, the senior brother of Ghanaian football star-Asamoah Gyan has found himself in a bigger trouble than he imagined… He was put before a Court, charged with … Read more
The Graphic reporter, Daniel Kenu, asked Asamoah about his position on rumours regarding his “involvement” in the Castro disappearance saga. The Stars skipper was quite furious over the question, and whilst he didn’t answer the assault of the journalist occurred the very next day.
Baffour Gyan and Samuel Anim Addo, Asamoah Gyan’s manager, were both arrested in connection to the case: and earlier today were granted bail by the Kumasi Circuit court hearing the case- the two are facing two counts of assault.
Reports indicate lawyers for the accused are seeking an out of court settlement, thus aside pleading with the judge for bail for their clients, also requested an adjournment of proceedings for the parties involved to work towards an amicable settlement.
The judge granted both pleas, issuing bail to Baffour Gyan and Anim Addo in the sum of GHc 30, 000 with two sureties. Proceedings were also adjourned until this Friday, September 12, 2014.
Few days ago, it emerged that a certain journalists with Daily Graphic- Mr. Daniel Kenu had asked Ghana’s Black Stars’ captain-Asamoah Gyan a “stupid question” and apart from the fact that, Asamoah Gyan and many others were angered by the question—Asamoah Gyan’s older brother-Baffour Gyan was later reported to have gotten the journalist beaten/assaulted, by some macho men he hired.
As a strong Human Rights advocate, the above makes me wonder what sort of animals some of us are or have become, at a time when we are relentlessly fighting to move away from such barbaric happenings…
From what I’ve heard, the ‘absurd’ question the journalist asked was to get a confirmation or otherwise from Asamoah Gyan on whether he actually “sacrificed” his friend-Theophilus Tagoe popularly known as Castro for riches—considering the mystery surrounding Castro’s recent disappearance at Ada.
This question may seem unnecessary in relation to the timing but no one can totally ignore the fact that the hovering superstitions and speculations somewhat make this a valid question—and if a journalist wants to ask, he has every right, be it legal or moral to ask.
Asamoah Gyan has a RIGHT to answer or choose not to answer and for a person in his position, answering the question even if he thought it was absurd would have been the best option.
I do not think it would have taken much of his breath or taken anything away from him to have just answered with a smile by saying; that is a far-fetched superstition and nonsense; I do not know anything about this and I can never do this to anyone, talk of my own friend I love.
It is interesting to know that Asamoah Gyan has played and stayed in the United Kingdom before—and currently plays and stays in a foreign land where you have some very provocative press men well protected by Press Freedom or Freedom of Speech who could have asked this same question. And I wonder if he would have treated them the same or his brother would have proceeded to have a journalist from UK’s Mirror or Sun Newspaper beaten for asking this same question.
Such occurrences do not just bring to light our poor understanding of the most important RIGHT we may have as human beings, Freedom of Expression but also, it puts to test how much we’ve developed out of the animal skin—and more importantly, how we believe those whose words offend us must be treated.