Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s all-time leading scorer, has praised former President John Dramani Mahama’s efforts in the hunt for late Ghanaian artist Castro, who went missing in 2014.
Asamoah Gyan, Castro, and other friends traveled to Ada to have fun nine years ago, but a horrible occurrence occurred.
Castro and his girlfriend, Jennifer Bandu, unexpectedly vanished while jet-skiing on the Ada River.
As the news of Castro’s abduction enraged the country on July 6, 2014, Asamoah Gyan and his pals were pulling strings in an attempt to save the late artist.
Asamoah Gyan said that former President John Dramani Mahama deployed helicopters to Ada to assist in the search for Castro, which he remembered fondly.
“One thing I remember during 2014 when my friend’s incident happened. I called him on the phone and he asked me what he could do to help and I told him anything he could do,” Asamoah Gyan shared in a video available to GhanaWeb Sports.
He added, “I remember within less than an hour there were like 10 helicopters at Ada.”
“He was the sitting president who normally talks to me on the phone when he was in power and I always appreciate what he did for me when he was in power,” the former Black Stars striker said.
Gyan delivered these remarks while eulogizing the former President at the Bukom Boxing Arena on December 23, 2023, during a boxing match.