The captain of Ghana’s national football side has finally released a statement after months of silence relating to the strange disappearance of Ghanaian rapper “Castro” while on holiday with the footballer.
Both Castro, whose actual name is Theophilus Tagoe and Janet Bandu were last seen enjoying jet skis in the sea off the coastal town of Ada in Ghana. They were on holiday with Gyan at the time, and mounting speculation in the Ghanaian press pointed towards very suspicious circumstances.
Indeed, no bodies have ever been found washed up on the shore, so the two friends who are officially presumed drowned, have never received a proper burial. It has been suggested that the former Sunderland flop had performed a spiritual sacrifice on his two pals and then had concealed the corpses. Speculation was further fuelled by his brother’s arrest for assault on a reporter who made lines of enquiry relating to the allegations.
The charges have since been dropped, and Gyan has now deemed it appropriate to defend himself. The player, who now plies his trade in the UAE for Al Ain, stated through his lawyer that the “allegations are wild and absurd.”
World Cup Hero to Zero
Gyan rose to fame after playing a prominent role in the World Cup of 2010, despite blasting the penalty which could have put his side through to the semi-finals against the bar in the last minute, his performances did enough to convince Premier League side Sunderland to part with £13 million to bring him to England. He looked a shadow of what we saw at the World Cup and was soon offloaded on loan to various sides before being sent to the UAE.
In football terms, he has gone from riches to rags, in money terms, he is now on an astonishing £6 million a year to play for a team with an average attendance of 5,000 in a league which can’t quite command the TV rights money enjoyed by traditional footballing countries.
It is hoped the allegations of spiritual sacrifice will now be put to one side so that the 28 year old can concentrate on his United Arab Emirate Arabian Gulf League career.