Former Black Stars General Captain, Asamoah Gyan who has of late been playing lawn tennis has disclosed that he wants to support the top players and motivate then to shine in their chosen field of sports.
Gyan’s Baby-Jet Promotions partnered MANCWA Commodities to organize the recent Top 16 Invitational tourney at the Army Officers Mess at 37, Accra said he just wants to support and rise the image and standard of tennis in the country as there are some wonderful players who must be inspired.
Speaking to the media at the tennis event on the penultimate day, he expressed that tennis is not popular like in the past, and the current players need to be pushed to go high.
“Ghanaians don’t follow tennis like before”, Gyan observed.
“I’m appealing to the media to give tennis attention a bit”, he stressed.
He said although “football is the number one sport and we respect that, tennis “is my second love, this is what I am doing now,” Gyan stated.
Black Stars’s all-time top goalscorer believes helping others to get exposure with their talent is the way to go.
The prolific striker revealed that the plan is to unearth talents in tennis, as he has witnessed some impressive performances.
On the final day, Johnson Acquah defeated Bernard Ashitey Armaah 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in 2 hours 45 minutes to win the maiden edition of the Baby-Jet & MANCWA Commodities Top 16 Invitational tourney at the Army Officers Mess Tennis Club, 37.
By Sammy Heywood Okine