Court orders Asamoah Gyan to pay 50% of GH¢1 million.

Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been ordered by a court to pay 50% of over GH¢1 million in damages to entertainment journalist Osarfo Anthony within 30 days, starting from May 8, 2024. This payment is part of a judgment awarded on December 8, 2023, compensating Anthony for malicious prosecution after he filed a lawsuit against Gyan.

Anthony had sued following his wrongful arrest and prosecution, which were initiated by Gyan and his manager, Samuel Anim Addo, over allegations of extortion. These allegations were connected to a purported sexual assault incident involving Gyan and one Sarah Kwablah. The court found that the report made by Anim Addo to the Airport Police was based on falsehoods.

Asamoah Gyan (right) and Sarah Kwabla

Despite Gyan filing for a stay of execution on the ruling, the court stipulated that he must pay half of the awarded damages to the court registrar before his appeal can proceed. The registrar has been instructed to invest the sum in a government 182-day treasury bill pending the outcome of the appeal.

In a separate legal matter, Asamoah Gyan‘s marriage to his now-estranged wife, Gifty Gyan, was annulled by the Accra High Court on October 31, 2023. Gyan was required to provide Gifty with specific properties, including a house in the UK, a four-bedroom house in Spintex, Accra, a gas station, and two vehicles. Following the annulment, Gyan publicly referred to his ex-wife as a loser.

This has become a challenging period for the former Ghanaian football star, who has been a prominent figure both on and off the field.

Asamoah Gyan and ex-wife

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