Asamoah Gyan explained that he sees Baffour as his second God because he has done everything for him in pushing him to the top in his illustrious football career.
Baffour Gyan is my second god- Asamoah Gyan
Former Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has heaped praises on his senior brother Baffour Gyan for his impact on his career.
Baffour Gyan who was already with the Black Stars before the former Sunderland forward joined him guided his younger brother and served as his mentor and role model.
Asamoah Gyan who feels indebted to Baffour has eulogized the latter, saying he considers him as his second god because he has offered him everything.
“We all serve the living God but I will say, he is my second god because he has done everything for me,” those were the exact words Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan used in describing the influence of his brother Baffour Gyan on his career.
“We all serve the living God but I will say, he is my second god because he has done everything for me,” the former Sunderland player told Max TV.
“The mistakes he made in life, he made sure I didn’t go through them. He is like a guardian angel till now.” He added
Detailing the impact and influence of his brother on his career, Asamoah recalled that it was Baffour’s advice that succeeded in making him decide on schooling in Accra although he had different plans.
“He went to Adisadel College and I wanted to follow his footsteps when I completed JHS and I had to choose Adisadel College, so I chose all the Cape Coast schools,” Baby Jet said.
However, to his dismay his brother advised him against his decision to stay in Accra in order to get scouted easily into the national team.
“Baffour said no. All my friends that were in Accra that I played with I saw them playing in the U-17 national team and I was at school,” Asamoah Gyan said reminiscing what his elder brotherhad told him.
He added that my brother “should have been in that team at that time, so he advised me not to go that far, I should be in Accra, so that was how I chose Accra Academy. My grade was okay so they spoke to the headmaster and he said okay because obviously I was a football player. So, he was the one guiding me in all these things and it really worked".
It was while Gyan was in school that he got spotted by Liberty Professionals where he worked hard to earn a call up to the national team at age 17, going ahead to have successful career playing at two World Cup tournaments.
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