The Legendary Ghanaian Football Player Who Rode A Motorcycle And Was Called To Manhyia

Depending on where they’re going, the majority of football teams prefer to travel by car or airplane.

Since motorcycles and other alternative forms of transportation are seen as extremely dangerous, the majority of teams have prohibited their players from riding motorcycles, even in the off-season.

Following the involvement of the team’s main player, Rev Osei Kofi, in a car accident, Asante Kotoko enforced the same regulations under Asantehene Opoku Ware I.

Recently joined Kotoko member Ntow Gyan rode a motorcycle over the line, in defiance of the law and strict policing.

He says he has always traveled by motorcycle and has never taken a car on a road trip.

In a Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV interview, he disclosed that he was called to the Manhyia Palace to address his motorcycle usage.

“I was summoned to Manhyia because Otumfuo had barred Kotoko players from using motorcycles after Rev Osei Kofi’s previous motor accident.”

Ntow Gyan went on to explain that in return for the motorcycle, the king had bought him a VW Passat, but he had rejected the automobile and vowed to quit the club if his prized motorcycle was taken away.

“They suggested I should keep the car as they were taking the motor when they got me a VW Passat. No, I replied. If they took the bike, I vowed to Otumfuo that I would never play for Kotoko again. In agreement, he instructed me to keep the bike.”

During his time with Kotoko, Gyan, who grew up in Sunyani, claimed he would take the train from Sunyani to Kumasi on training and game days.

“I attended training on a motorcycle, riding from Sunyani to Kumasi.”

He claimed he had never been in an accident before and that he rides a motorcycle for transportation.

“I still ride a motorcycle nowadays. I occasionally question what’s wrong with me. I’ve never had an accident since I’m extremely cautious and abstain from alcohol and other such substances.”

During his prime, Ntow Gyan was a player for Asante Kotoko, Sabé Sports, Real Tamale United, and Stade Abidjan.

He is the first football player from Ghana to have represented both the Black Stars of Ghana and the Ivorian national side.

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