Video: Asamoah Gyan shrugs off 'broke' claims, delivers masterful concert performance with Adebayor

Published on: 29 December 2018
Video: Asamoah Gyan shrugs off 'broke' claims, delivers masterful concert performance with Adebayor
Stonebwoy and Asamoah Gyan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan shrugged off claims of being broke by delivering an outstanding musical performance together with former Arsenal attacker Emmanuel Adebayor and dancehall musician Stonebwoy at a music concert.

The Turkey-based striker's performance on Friday night at the 2018 Bhim Concert came on the day British newspapers reported that the once world's highest paid footballer striker is penniless as he goes through a bitter divorce court battle with his wife.

However, Gyan surprisingly turned up at the concert at the Fantasy Dome in his native Accra to deliver an epic show with Stonebwoy and his fellow Turkey-based striker Adebayor, leaving fans in ruptures.

Gyan was once one of the world's highest-paid footballers - but he is now reportedly broke and has not spoken to his family for four months, sparking concerns for his welfare after he was understood to have just £600 in his bank account and is unable to provide for his family.

The former Sunderland striker, who earned £227,000-a-week at Shanghai SIPG between 2015 and 2017, completely blanked out the reports to use his other talent in the entertainment industry to full effect by performing alongside other known musicians like Sarkodie, Samini and Trigmatic.

When Stonebwoy was announced and mounted the stage, few minutes after his performance, from nowhere, Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Adebayor mounted the stage to perform with the Bhim Nation Boss.

They performed Stonebwoy's hit song, "Problem".

The excitement in the auditorium could be felt even outside the Dome. It was an energetic performance.

Watch video of the performance of Gyan, Adebayor and Stonebwoy:



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Gyan, 33, is currently at Turkish club Kayserispor but insists he is not being paid.

the Ghana captain was asked if he had any other accounts in the countries where he has played football.

But the only account he had was one in Turkey that was empty.

Gyan, who has 51 goals in 105 appearances for his country, reportedly said: "My front and back, up and down is that money (£600) you see there."

Since leaving Sunderland in 2012, the striker spent three years at UAE club Al Ain where he earned just under £200k a week and scored an impressive 123 goals in 120 appearances.

He then earned another big-money move to the Chinese Super League, spending the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Shanghai SIPG befiore returning to the UAE with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai.

But things have come crashing down to the earth since he moved to Turkey last year.

Family sources say he has not spoken to his wife or three children since August, even at Christmas when he usually visits, and his kids are understood to be getting worried about their dad's whereabouts.

Gyan is not returning calls - it is unclear whether that is out of choice or not - and is awaiting DNA tests to confirm their identity. These are scheduled for early January.

At first it was assumed Gyan had requested the tests but it is now understood that it was actually his older brother Baffuor.

Gyan met his future wife Gifty in 2002 and they officially tied the knot in 2013.

She fell pregnant for the first time in 2005 and gave birth to their firstborn Frederick Asamoah.

But now the former Udinese striker - who is arguably best remembered for his missed penalty at the 2010 World Cup after Luis Suarez's handball - is filing for an annulment of his marriage so he can remarry, with Nina Atalah his reported girlfriend.

Away from football, Gyan tried his hand at boxing promotion in 2012.

And in 2017 he was reportedly granted an Air Carriers Licence by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority as he looks to launch his Baby Jet Airlines.

Seemingly in response to the reports about his financial struggles, Gyan tweeted laughing face emojis.