Asamoah Gyan & his brother allegedly beat tennis opponent
Ghanaian footballer turned tennis player, Asamoah Gyan and his brother, Baffour Gyan have been accused of allegedly assaulting an opponent during a tennis match.
The incident reportedly occurred at the 37 Army Officer’s Mess tennis court last night.
The victim, Godwin Martey, CEO of Websoft Solutions said the singles game which was set up by a mutual friend took a sour turn when he noticed that all controversial points that were supposed to go in his favour were given to Asamoah Gyan by his brother Baffour Gyan who acted as the umpire of the game.
“Most of these controversial points that were in my favour, Baffour Gyan was giving the point to Asamoah Gyan. At a point, I became a bit uncomfortable with it. So there was a particular point that to me was obvious that the ball was good, and Baffour Gyan insisted that the point was for Asamoah Gyan”.
He disclosed that despite the fact that the onlookers agreed with him, he got no support from them on account of who Asamoah Gyan was.
According to him, after observing for some time, Baffour Gyan shouted at him in “a very aggressive tone” saying: “My friend shut up and stand there and play”.
Feeling intimidated by the angry rants, he quit the game and sat down on the sidelines.
He continued that Baffour Gyan charged towards him and started slapping him continuously and insisting that he gets back in the game.
“Then he came down and came to hit me that ‘my friend go there, I say go and play’. He was hitting me to go and play,” he added.
“As he was hitting me, Asamoah Gyan came in support of what Baffour was doing – assaulting me.”
Mr Martey said that even after he complained to Asamoah Gyan that he was being assaulted by Baffour, Asamoah Gyan replied by saying: “Yes, you deserve it.”