General Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan has apologised for using some unflattering words on his tennis opponent, Godwin Martey, who accused him of assault.
Speaking in an interview, he stated that the words were said out of anger because of the disagreement that had been ensuing between them on the tennis court.
The words, Asamoah Gyan said, were uncalled for and asked his fans to forgive him.
His apology comes after Godwin Martey, the CEO of Websoft Solutions accused the Black Stars’ General Captain and his brother, Baffour Gyan of assaulting him during a tennis match.
I am sorry, my words (onyɛ gbemi) were too harsh on Web Soft Solutions CEO, Godwin Martey – Asamoah Gyan apologizes after allegedly assaulting his tennis opponent 😊
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The incident is said to have occurred at the 37 Army Officer’s Mess tennis court on the evening of Wednesday, October 14.
According to Mr Martey, 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.
After observing this for some time, Mr Martey said he was unhappy and asked for a proper tournament to be arranged with a match commissioner and a neutral umpire to ensure fairness to both parties.
After telling them this, he said 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.
From his account of the incident, Baffour Gyan continued to shout angrily at him.
Baffour Gyan is said to have charged towards Godwin, slapping him continuously and insisted that he gets back in the game.
On Thursday, an audio of the altercation surfaced of the Black Stars General Captain insulting Godwin Martey.
Also, Mr Gyan was heard telling his opponent that he “deserved” to be slapped when Mr Martey complained about the assault.
In an earlier interview, the Gyan brothers denied ever assaulting their opponent adding that the accused only said that so he could record and incriminate them.
However, the Captain believes that the audio does not fully and effectively communicate what had ensued between himself, his brother, and their accuser.
“It is out of context…you hear voices but you didn’t see what actually happened,” he stated.