Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has showered praises on ace Ghanaian Sports Journalist Dan Kweku Yeboah for the role he played in ensuring his successful career.
Gyan, who is famously known as “Baby Jet” accepted the name from the astute Sports Broadcaster during the early 2000’s when the footballer had only come to scene.
The 32-year-old was nicknamed by the Journalist (Dan Kweku) who had watched and monitored him on several occasions.
Gyan’s speed and power in attack saw the renowned Journalist naming him “Baby Jet”, a name he has since adopted to make him one of the famous figures in the country and across the globe.
Dan Kweku Yeboah, editor-in-chief for the Ghana Sports Newspaper and Ghanasportsonline.com as well as head of Sports for PEACE FM and UTV spotted the then young striker play for the Black Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium where he made his debut against Somalia.
Dan Kweku Yeboah is one of the celebrated Sports Broadcasters in the country and recently won an award at the Peace Celebrity Awards
The name “Baby Jet” has eventually become the trademark of the Ghanaian star who recently secured a license to operate his own airline (Babjet airline). He is also the CEO of the Babyjet promotions.
“I will like to thank Mr Dan Kweku Yeboah for giving me the name Baby Jet, to me it has really played a big role in my career, most people know me by the name Baby Jet,” he said during the People’s Celebrity Awards where Dan Kweku Yeboah himself was named the Male TV personality of the year.
“The name Baby Jet is the name I use in most of my businesses and it has become my trademark and am very happy for that.
“I really appreciate what he (Dan Kweku Yeboah) did for me. I never knew this name could become a household name but here am I now with everyone calling me Baby Jet.”
The former Sunderland star remains Ghana’s most capped and all-time top scorer. He is also Africa’s all-time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup with six goals to his credit.