Skying It: Asamoah Gyan Obtains Air Carrier License In Ghana, Becomes First Footballer To Own Private Airline – You’ll Never Guess What It’s Called…

Chris Wright

27th, October 2017


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Now the wrong side of 30 and plugging away at Kayserispor in Turkey, Asamoah Gyan is making preparations for life beyond football.

Indeed, the former Sunderland striker has obtained a license to operate his own private airline business in his home country, as confirmed by Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo.

The development was announced at the 2017 African Airshow in Accra earlier this week, with President Akufo-Addo also confirming that Gyan’s airline will of course be called ‘Baby Jet’ – after the player’s hip-hop alter-ego.

Gyan has since been handed an air carrier license from the Ghana Aviation Service and is now, according to Addo, “working feverishly to establish an airline”.

Addo continued:

Obviously, it will be called Baby Jet airlines. I want to call on other Ghanaians both home and abroad to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector.

In fairness to Gyan, he does possess a wealth of previous experience when it comes to launching weighty things into the sky.