Emotional Asamoah Gyan Opens Up on Disappearance of Musician Friend Castro

Emotional Asamoah Gyan Opens Up on Disappearance of Musician Friend Castro

  • Asamoah Gyan has opened up becoming friends with Ghanaian musician Castro
  • The former Black Stars captain recorded songs with the singer while he was alive
  • 'De Destroyer' disappeared on July 6, 2014 after an accident while jet skiing in Ada

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan says he still misses his musician friend, Castro, who disappeared in 2014 while they were holidaying in Ada.

Castro and Gyan were good friends and even composed songs together, including the hit record African Girls.

However, eight years ago on July 6, the singer drowned following a jet skiing accident at the Ada Estuary in Ghana.

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Asamoah Gyan has revealed that he met singer Castro de Destroyer in Italy. Credit: @ghanafaofficial Getty Images
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"I met Castro in Italy. He came there with KK Fosu for a show in Udine and while performing, he spotted me in the crowd and invited me on the stage to dance," he told Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV via Ghanasportsonline.

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"So it was at that time that we clicked and this was in 2005. After the show, I took their numbers and when they arrived in Ghana, Castro called me to inform me they are back in the country."

Gyan said Castro praised his footballing skills and invited him to play for the Monday Stars. When the former Black Stars captain returned to his country, they met up again.

"I asked him to perform some freestyle, so as he was performing, I was harmonising, and at the moment he new I had some music talent. We went to the studio and made the hit record African Girls."

Gyan last saw Castro on the fateful day in 2014, and admitted he never stopped missing his friend.

"I miss him everyday but I just don't show the emotions. I always feel his presence around me," he added.

Gyan is currently unattached but is yet to retire from the game. He last played for Ghana Premier League outfit, Legon Cities.

Gyan visits shrine for Castro

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on former Ghana captain Gyan lifting the lid on what ensued before, during, and after the disappearance of his best friend and Ghanaian musician, Theophilus Tagoe.

The 36-year-old striker shared a close bond with the man affectionately known as Castro, which led to the duo composing various hit songs together.

Their close-knit friendship was cut short by an unfortunate incident on July 6, 2014, after Castro went missing after an accident while on holiday.

Source: Sports Brief News