Veteran coach J.E. Sarpong has revealed that Asamoah Gyan once sent him cash to settle his rent when he was going through monetary hardships.
Sarpong is generally credited as the one who found Gyan, having enlisted him at Accra Academy Senior High School and guided him.
The previous Ebusua Dwarfs director used to be the Sports Master at Accra Academy, where he assisted with sustaining students who went inspired by sports.
It was from his direction that Gyan’s football vocation took off, with the striker later joining Liberty Professionals.
Addressing Ernest Brew Smith on his YouTube show, Sarpong described a second when he was in monetary pain and Gyan acted the hero.
That’s what he portrayed, a long time back, he was in monetary trouble, however Gyan came through with an amount of GHc7,000 to pay his lease.
“I couldn’t pay for my lease after the passing of my mom so I contacted Asamoah Gyan and let him know how critical I really want his assistance since I could never have gone to him in the event that it wasn’t so significant. I let him know I’m not requesting a house but rather cash to settle my lease stipend,” the veteran coach said.
In 2020, Sarpong was gifted a vehicle by some previous understudy competitors of the Accra Academy Senior High School in Accra.
The gathering chose to respect him for his magnanimous commitment to their advancement when they were students at the school.
Known as the ‘Accra Aca Sports Legends’, the gathering was comprised of old students who went through the hands of the veteran coach.
Among the people who added to purchasing the vehicle were Leo Myles Mills Jnr, a previous public competitor and Princeton Owusu-Ansah, a previous Ghana worldwide.