Dr Captain Asamoah Gyan

Skipper of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan says he feels elated to have been regarded worthy of honourary doctorate degree from Alfred Nobel University in Ukraine.

Asamoah Gyan made this known when he inspected the Accra Academy High School Astro turf pitch project to ascertain the progress of work.

“I feel honoured by this gesture. Before, I thought I was just doing it for God, but people have also recognized it and I feel pleased,” he said.

When the award is conferred, he will be following the footsteps of legendary Brazilian captain Sócrates Brasileiro Sampaio de Souza Vieira de Oliveira, who apparently attained a degree in medicine from Dublin College.

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On July 8, the top notch institution will fly down from Ukraine to confer the honors on the country’s all time top scorer in an expected grand ceremony at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Faculty of Law.

Yesterday, a representative from the Alfred Noble University expressed gross satisfaction about  the numerous humanitarian projects the striker has undertaken in the country; meriting the doctorate honours.

He told newsmen after inspecting the world class  Astro turf  constructed by the striker at his alma mater (Accra Academy) that, “I am here, representing the Alfred Nobel University, one of the best in the World to inspect projects done by Gyan to merit this award, and I must confess, it is beyond my expectation.

“He has contributed so much to football and social development  of mother Ghana, and deserves commendation, hence this award.”

Responding to the great honour, Gyan said “…certainly it will urge me on to do more, when I came around to see the astro turf, I felt happy and the recognition tells me whatever one does, if executed well, there comes a day of reckoning, I thank the higher learning institution for the honour.”

The award is in two folds- The Alfred Nobel Doctorate on a golden plate reserved for persons who have contributed immensely to the development of their countries and the Honorary Personality of Exemplary Leadership Award from World International Award.

Other recipients of the prestigious Award are President Akufo Addo, Dr Osei Kwame Despite, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor, among others.

Source: DailyGuide