Ghana held general elections yesterday. And 17,029,981 eligible voters should participate across 38,622 polling stations in the country. Ghanaian veteran striker Asamoah Gyan For his part, has sent out a message to his compatriots on the elections day.
Ghanaian players have taken to social media to preach peace for Monday’s national presidential and parliamentary elections.
Outgoing president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and main opposition leader John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are the leading contenders of the presidential race. Unfortunately for most of Ghana’s elite footballers, they will be unable to vote. This due to their status of being based abroad. However, they have not been left out of the many election-related activities as many have taken up peace campaigns.
Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan, the nation’s all-time top scorer and most capped player (51 goals in 109 internationals) and Africa’s all-time top scorer at the World Cup (six goals) is among the ‘peace ambassadors’.
The 35-year-old is among the few elite footballers who have a rare opportunity to cast their votes. As he is currently on the books of domestic side Legon Cities, having completed a return back to the Ghana Premier League in October.