Ghana’s all time top scorer Asamoah Gyan and his senior brother Baffour Gyan have landed themselves in trouble for allegedly assaulting one Godwin Martey.
The incident is said to have occurred at the 37 Army Officer’s Mess tennis court on Wednesday night.
Narrating the incident to MyJoyOnline.com, Godwin Martey said:
“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.”
Martey narrated that he felt unhappy with what was happening and proposed for a proper tournament to be arranged with a match commissioner and a neutral referee to ensure fairness.
That angered Baffour Gyan who shouted: “My friend shut up and stand there and play.”
At that point, Martey said he felt a bit intimidated and decided to boycott the game. Walking away from the court, Baffour Gyan charged towards him and started slapping him.
“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.”
Martey disclosed he will be suing the brothers for the assault and has already made a report to the Cantonments Police station.
“I’m suing big time. I’m going to sue…The fact that Baffour threw a challenge to me that I can go to any court, any police station, they can’t do anything, that actually gave me more adrenaline to prove to them that the police force is still a good force,” he said.
“I will sue tortuous liability on the civil case and I will press for the police to also prosecute them criminally. I will fight this to my last blood.”
Responding to the allegations, Baffour Gyan denied landing his hands on Godwin Martey. However, he admitted that they exchanged words.
“I and Asamoah Gyan didn’t throw our hands-on Godwin Martey. It was just an exchange of words. The tempers were higher so some of the words we’re harsh and I apologize for that but we didn’t fight him physically. How can we fight at the soldier’s premises?”, he said in an interview on Pure FM.
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