Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted that the recent allegations that he killed his friend and Ghanaian rapper Castro as part of a ritual sacrifice is hurting him.
Afrobeats artist Castro went missing along with friend Janet Bandu in July.
They disappeared while using jet skis on holiday with former Sunderland striker Gyanâ€™s family in the Ghanaian coastal town of Ada.
â€œIâ€™m feeling it and it is a difficult situation right now. He was my friend, you know. I donâ€™t know if he is there or no and we are still waiting,â€ said Gyan after his club Al Ain crashed out of the Asian Champions League.
â€œIt is very, very depressing for me and my family. But life goes on.â€
Last month, Gyanâ€™s brother Baffour Gyan, was alleged to have been part of a gang, which attacked a journalist who had asked the player about the rumours.
Baffourâ€™s assault charges were however dropped later.