Gyan meets Ghana President John Mahama to review UNAIDS' Protect the Goal campaign
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was at the Flagstaff House on Monday to meet with President John Mahama over their involvement in the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, Protect the Goal.
The Al Ain ace used the occasion to brief the President over his recent visit to Malawi where he took part in several activities to promote the campaign waged by UNAIDS.
The meeting held at the Flagstaff House was attended by Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga, UNAIDS Country Director Girmay Haile, representatives from the Ghana AIDS Commission and the Business Manager of Asamoah Gyan, Samuel Anim Addo.
Asamoah Gyan and President John Mahama signed unto a pact last year to become ambassadors of the Protect the Goal campaign.
Their meeting amongst other things discusses was to review the progress being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS from the continent.
It was the first time both Asamoah Gyan and President Mahama were meeting following Ghana’s early exit from the 2014 World Cup.
The Ghanaian head of state thus used the opportunity to chip in his thoughts over the Black Stars’ disappointing showing in Brazil.
He also inspired the Ghana captain to lead his side to success in yet another qualifying campaign for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which commences at the weekend.
Gyan met with Head of Communications at the Presidency Ben Dotse Malor and Commodore S.G Obimpeh on his way into the Flagstaff House.
He was hailed by employees present as he made his way to go see the President with constant chants of his nickname, ‘Baby Jet’.
The 28-year-old will be joining his international teammates in the Black Stars on Monday night to begin camping ahead of their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Uganda on Saturday in Kumasi.
The team will thereafter make a short trip to face neighbours Togo in the second qualifying game on September 10.