Legendary striker Asamoah Gyan has called on well to do individuals and corporate organizations to support football in Ghana.
Gyan constructed an artificial football pitch for his alma Mata and also organized under 16 tournaments across Ghana to identify talents and provide them the opportunity and fight for their dreams, is calling for more sponsors to invest in African football.
"My generation and the ones before me started from the streets, although now it has changed. Now there are a lot of academies in Ghana and Africa, but it's not enough. Former players are trying to give back to society and also help the young kids, who want to become professionals like us.
"We went through hard times. We need lots of sponsors, corporates and organizations to support people in Africa. We need to bring the boys out of the streets. Many of them want to play football, but they don’t get any help, and then end up being categorized as bad people.
"As an icon, I am trying to help. I am not the only person, there are lots of African players, who are trying to give back."
Gyan started his football career in Ghana with liberty professionals in 2003 scoring ten goals for the premier league side.