Ex-Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to appeal after losing GHS1 million lawsuit

Football News Ex-Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan to appeal after losing GHS1 million lawsuit
DEC 8, 2023 LISTEN

Ghana football legend, Asamoah Gyan has hinted that he will appeal after losing a GHS1 million lawsuit in court.

The 38-year-old has been ordered to pay a whooping amount of GHS1 million to Osarfo Anthony, a Ghanaian journalist behind the suit.

Speaking to GHOne TV, Asamoah Gyan described the judgment as awful, insisting that there is a conspiracy somewhere and will therefore file an appeal.

“I will appeal cos (because) it doesn’t make sense. There is no way I should lose that case.

“I now heard the judge didn’t collect our evidence and everything.

“There is a conspiracy somewhere. I will follow up this time. That judgment was very awful,” Asamoah Gyan said.

  • What happened?

Ghanaian journalist, Osarfo Anthony was dragged to court for conspiracy to extort money from Asamoah Gyan and his manager Samuel Anim Addo in 2015.

After four years, he was acquitted and discharged on March 20, 2019.

Osarfo Anthony filed a GHS1 million lawsuit against Asamoah Gyan and his manager in his search for justice.

At the end of a legal battle, the court ruled in favour of the journalist and ordered Asamoah Gyan to pay the GHS1 million.

Reacting to his win in court, Anthony Sarfo told journalists, “I just won my GHS1 million malicious prosecution suit against former Ghana Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, and his manager. It has been a gutsy-8-year criminal and civil legal battle. Time vindicates me, so here I am.”

He continued, “It’s a pyrrhic victory, but nothing nobler than facing your accuser mano-a-mano, clearing your name, and compensation ruled in your favour for damages suffered.

“With malice, they sullied my image with unfettered, ill-themed allegations – and subjected me to public animus. In the end…there’s no harvest justification. To all who have in one way or the other been accused falsely before, you can relate, let’s ride on the crest of a new wave together.”

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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