Asamoah Gyan will be launching his 'Baby Jet' Airline soon in Ghana, according to president Nana Akufo-Addo, who revealed it at the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday.
Gyan, who was ranked highest paid African footballer and sixth in the world in 2016, has officially obtained an air carrier license from Ghana Aviation Service.
“I’ve been reliably informed that the captain of our senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan [also known as] Baby Jet has obtained an air carrier license and he is working feverishly to establish an airline," Akufo-Addo said.
"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,” he added.
Following the public announcement by president Akufo-Addo, Gyan took to social media to thank him and promised to work harder to help eradicate poverty in the country.
Thanks President @NAkufoAddo, this is a call to work hard with my team to make the BBJ airline dream a reality soonest and create jobs.— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) October 25, 2017
Gyan is Ghana's all-time top scorer with 51 goals, after making his debut in 2003.