In a landmark court ruling, former Ghanaian football sensation Asamoah Gyan, renowned as the nation’s top goal scorer, has been ordered to pay compensation to his ex-wife, Gifty Gyan.
The ruling comes after a lengthy and contentious divorce battle that unfolded over three years, featuring allegations of infidelity and doubts about the paternity of their three children.
The court’s decision, issued in Ghana, stipulates that Gyan, aged 37, is obligated to provide Gifty Gyan with a house in the UK, another residence in Accra, a petrol station, and two vehicles as part of the compensation package.
Additionally, Gyan has been directed to pay 25,000 Ghanaian cedis (equivalent to $2,100 or £1,729) monthly for the welfare of their three children.
The long-running dispute between Gyan and his ex-wife reached its climax when a DNA test conclusively established Gyan as the biological father of their children, refuting his previous claims to the contrary.
Although the couple had already separated, the court officially annulled their marriage in response to a petition filed by Asamoah Gyan.
The court’s decision also acknowledged the non-cash contributions made by Gifty Gyan towards the acquisition of the properties in question, as she was the primary caregiver for their children while Gyan pursued his football career.
Notably, the four-bedroom house in Accra had been purchased for her prior to their marriage in 2013.
Before officially tying the knot a decade ago, the couple already had two children together.
Asamoah Gyan, who called time on his illustrious football career in June, retired with an impressive record of 51 goals in 109 international appearances for Ghana.
He also holds the distinction of being Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup, with six goals spanning the 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions, and he represented Ghana in seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, helping the Black Stars secure a third-place finish in 2008 and reaching the finals in 2010 and 2015.