Asamoah Gyan is making good investments and preparing for life after football. The captain of the Black Stars of Ghana became one of the highest paid footballers in the world when he joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG in July 2015, receiving £227,000 weekly before moving to Turkish side Kayserispor in July 2017.
The former Sunderland striker is definitely not one to hide his wealth as he owns a fleet of exotic cars, mansions and more. But the 31-year-old has other money-making ventures outside football. He owns a transportation company, started a boxing promotion company called ‘Baby Jet Promotions’, owns a Real Estate business and has a music band. The latest of all his ventures however looks like the biggest. Gyan has obtained a license to operate a private airline in the Ghana.
The company, ‘Baby Jet Airlines’ is expected to commence operations soon, starting off with cargo handling before expanding to passenger service. President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, announced it on Wednesday at the African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
“I’ve been reliably informed that the Captain of our senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier license and is working feverishly to establish an airline called Baby Jet airlines. I want to call on other Ghanaians both home and abroad to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector.”
Asamoah Gyan is definitely flying. Literally.