Asamoah Gyan Switches to Ghana Politics After Being Named in Manifesto Team of Ruling Party

Asamoah Gyan Switches to Ghana Politics After Being Named in Manifesto Team of Ruling Party

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 22, 2024 at 1:02 AM
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  • Legendary Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been handed a political role
  • The former captain is part of the campaign team of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
  • The former Sunderland and Rennais star will head the sports committee

Former captain of the Ghana national team, Asamoah Gyan, has been named in the manifesto team of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia ahead of the 2024 general election.

Gyan will chair the sub-committee on youth and sports as Dr Bawumia develops a manifesto ahead of December's polls.

The ex-Black Stars captain is expected to come up with plans that will lead to the revival of sports in the West African nation, following Ghana's recent poor performance.

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Asamoah Gyan and the vice president of Ghana Dr Mahamudu Bawumia meet in Accra. Credit: @OleleSalvador_ @ghanasoccernet
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In a list released on social media by the Communications Director of the Bawumia campaign team, Dennis Aboagye, Gyan is seen heading the youth and sports team.

The former Sunderland forward was earlier linked to the ruling New Patriotic Party and was reported to be interested in contesting for a parliamentary seat.

However, the 37-year-old did not take part in the recent NPP primaries.

He was then spotted at the unveiling of Dr Bawumia's policies for the next NPP government, sparking rumours of him being a member of the party.

Gyan retired from football in 2023 after an illustrious career with the Black Stars, as reported by the BBC.

Gyan urges legends to help Ghana sports

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Asamoah Gyan insisted that Ghanaian legends need to join hands and help improve the state of sports in the country.

The former Black Stars captain is campaigning for the revival of sports in the West African nation following the declining interest from Ghanaians.

His comments come after reports of unpaid bonuses to the Black Queens ahead of their crucial 2024 Olympics qualifier against Zambia.

Gyan reacts to Ghana's AFCON exit

Sports Brief also reported that Asamoah Gyan reacted after the Black Stars' abysmal display at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire.

The four-time African champions were eliminated from the competition at the group stage for the second successive time.

The Black Stars failed to win a single game at the tournament in Ivory Coast.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.