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Former Ghana International and Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, known as ‘Baby Jet’, has disclosed his intentions of entering into politics after retiring from professional football.

The all-time top scorer for the Ghana Black Stars says it has always been his desire to offer to society the experience he has garnered in 20-year career experience.

Asamoah Gyan, who was recently named as Chairman of the Sports subcommittee of the Vice President’s Manifesto team.

He revealed that he was called by the leadership of the New Patriotic Party’s manifesto team to share what he thinks could help Ghana Sports to grow. After sharing his ideas, Asamoah Gyan says he was asked to chair the subcommittee due to the ideas he relayed.

“I want to help my people. I always want to give back. After coming home with my 20 years of experience, if I am called to come and help, I was called and asked what policy could help Ghana football and that’s where I realised my sort,” he said in response to the question, “would you want to do politics?”.

“So I was invited to contribute my my ideas, they were pleased with it and asked me to chair the committee. But people affiliate everything to politics,” he added.

He advised that “if you have something to help, do it. Don’t look at what people will say. There are many people with ideas but because of backlash, people fear to help with what they have.”

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Gyan ended his professional career as a striker for Ghana Premier League side, Legon Cities FC. Born November 22, 1985, he will be celebrating his 39th birthday in November this year.

He began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals, scoring ten (10) goals in sixteen (16) matches, before spending three seasons with Serie A club Udinese.

In 2010, Asamoah Gyan joined Premier League club, Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches in two seasons. He joined Al Ain of the UAE Pro-League on loan in 2011 and became the league’s top goalscorer ever, scoring 24 times in 27 matches.

Baby Jet represented Ghana at 3 FIFA World Cups with 6 goals, making him the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup. Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations.