They always say, money moves the world and with money, you can do anything you want. We have seen billionaires owning private jets, yachts, football pitches. Name it all and in Africa, we have a football aiming for that.
Ghana’s leading goal scorer Asamoah Gyan, it is said has started his airline Baby Jet (BBJ) Airlines after he was recently issued with a certificate of operation.
The airline is set to first start as a cargo carrier before it becomes a passenger airline. This is going to make him the first African footballer to own an airline.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo while attending the 2017 African Airshow said “I’ve been reliably informed that the captain of our senior national football team, Asamoah Gyan has obtained an air carrier licence. He is working feverishly to establish an airline, obviously called Baby Jet Airlines. I want to call on other Ghanaians both at home and abroad to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector.”
Gyan responded to the president’s commendation by thanking him on Twitter stating “this is a call to work hard with my team to make the BBJ airline dream a reality soonest and create jobs.”
The 31 year old plays for Kayserispor in Turkey but previously played for Shabab Al Ahl, Sunderland in England, Rennes in France and Udinese in Italy.