I have experience to contribute to the development of sports - Asamoah Gyan

I have experience to contribute to the development of sports – Asamoah Gyan

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has recently expressed his eagerness to contribute to the development of sports in Ghana.

He believes that his vast experience in the field makes him well-equipped to make a meaningful impact.

Gyan’s remarks come after being appointed to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s manifesto committee for the upcoming 2024 elections.

The ex-Sunderland striker will head the New Patriotic Party’s sub-committee on Youth and Sports under the leadership of Vice President Dr. Bawumia, who is the party’s presidential candidate.

In a statement shared on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Gyan highlighted how his career’s ups and downs have prepared him for this new role.

He stressed that real change cannot be achieved by staying passive.

“Reflecting on my career, with its successes and failures, I believe I have the experience and skills to contribute to the sports sector. We must ask ourselves, how can we bring about change if we are resistant to change?” he wrote.

“How can we watch from the sidelines without being in the game, and how can we score without being on the field? How can we pass on our knowledge to the next generation if we do not share our experiences, and how can we succeed without a clear path forward?”

Gyan added: “I am confident that by pooling our collective experiences, we can guide the next generation to surpass our achievements, bring hope where it is lacking, and inspire others in times of despair.

“My passion and dedication lie in sports. Let us come together to shape the future of sports and pave the way for future generations.”

Gyan officially retired from professional football during the 30th Afreximbank Annual Meeting on June 20, 2023. With a record 51 goals, he remains Ghana’s all-time leading scorer and the second most-capped player.

Moreover, he holds the distinction of being the African player with the most goals at the FIFA World Cup, having scored a total of six goals across three tournaments.