Ghana star Asamoah Gyan to visit Uganda in 2019


Dr. Kisembo [R] and Asamoah Gyan in London in 2011.
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The visit of Africa’s football star to Uganda is slated for next year – this contemporary new website has learnt.

Asamoah Gyan – widely known globally, having played in various European leagues, notably World’s preferred, English Premier League, is expected to land in the country mid next year.

Gyan will boost local sport talents in the country – his hosts – a friend says.

Coming to the Pearl of Africa: Asamoah Gyan. Courtesy photo.

Dr. Dini Emmanuel Kisembo Executive Director of Health Watch Uganda, a nongovernmental organization in Uganda confirmed his visits.

Mr. Kisembo – who has shown interest to represent the people of Buyaga East Constituency in Kibaale district in 2021, says the coming of Gyan is not political.

“He’s coming not for politics but to promote and blend local football talents in the constituency and district at large. As long time friends, I invited him and he accepted to come next year,” Dr. Kisembo said.

“The invitation has been made by me – not FUFA. But, because he’s a footballer with friends playing for Uganda Cranes – if possible, he will pay courtesy call at the Federation,” he added.

A voter in Bunyoro say if given mandate to represent the people of Buyaga East and Bunyoro sub-region at large in Parliament, Dr. Kisembo will improve the livelihoods of many youth and bring in more initiatives because he’s widely exposed, locally and internationally.

“I think he knows the taste of the youth. Most youth today want a person or a politician close to them,” he added.

“If the people of Buyaga East miss this chance and elect another person not the promising leader in Mr. Kisembo, they will have made a wrong choice. He can empower both women and youth,” Mugisha Ronald further noted.

Who’s Asamoah Gyan?

He was born 22 November 1985. He is a Ghanaian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Kayserispor and captains the Ghanaian national team.

Gyan began his football career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals where he scored ten goals in sixteen matches.

He went to Italian Seria ‘A’ giant, Udinese and played for three seasons scoring 11 goals in 39 appearances. He was later loaned for two seasons at Modena, netting on fifteen occasions in 53 league matches.

In 2008, Gyan joined French Ligue 1 club Rennes, netting fourteen times in forty-eight league matches in two seasons.

In 2010, Gyan joined Barclays Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club’s transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.


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