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Asamoah Gyan raises over GHC340,000 for charity projects at book launch

The launch of Asamoah Gyan’s ‘LeGyandary’ autobiography raised over GHC340,000 during an auction of the first 50 copies of the book.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the biography of the former Black Stars striker, at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra on Saturday (30 April).

Ernest Ofori Sarpong, the chief executive officer of the Special Group of Companies and the chairman of the event, paid GHC100,000 for the first auctioned copy.

Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, also made a GHC100,000 offer to acquire the second copy.

Kurt Okraku, president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), also acquired a copy of the book at the auction for GHC50,000.

Other notable individuals who purchased copies of the auctioned book were businessman Freedom Jacob Caesar, Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Tony Oteng Gyasi, former minister of Tourism, and CEO of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah.

Speaking at the event, Gyan said proceeds from the auction will be used by his organisation to continue its charitable activities.

He said the book addressed several untold anecdotes about his career that should help young and rising footballers in the country.

“We have been engaged in several charity projects and the funds generated from this auction would help us continue with those projects. This is a script I put together to inspire the teeming young and upcoming footballers who are bent on making it through football,” said Gyan.

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