Godwin Martey, the CEO of Websoft Solutions has accused Asamoah Gyan and his brother, Baffour Gyan of assaulting him during a tennis match.
The incident is said to have occurred at the 37 Army Officer’s Mess tennis court last night.
According to his narration, the singles game which was set up by a mutual friend took a sour turn when Godwin noticed that all controversial points that were supposed to go in his favour were given to Asamoah Gyan by his brother Baffour Gyan who acted as the umpire of the game.
“Most of these controversial points that were in my favour, Baffour Gyan was giving the point to Asamoah Gyan. At a point I became a bit uncomfortable with it. So there was a particular point that to me was obvious that the ball was good, and Baffour Gyan insisted that it the point was for Asamoah Gyan”.
He indicated that although the spectators agreed with him, he received no support from them because of who Asamoah Gyan was.
The two were part of a tennis training match, which involved the brother of Baffour, Asamoah, the former captain of the Black Stars.
A police report sighted by Daily View Gh indicates that Godwin, 35, was slapped and hit at his left shoulder by Baffour, who was umpiring Wednesday’s match.
The complainant wanted to quit the game after feeling unfairly treated by umpire Baffour in the match against Asamoah.
After observing this for some time, Mr Martey says he was unhappy and asked for a proper tournament to be arranged with a match commissioner and a neutral umpire to ensure fairness to both parties.
After saying telling them this, he said Baffour Gyan shouted at him in “a very aggressive tone” saying: “My friend shut up and stand there and play”.
“Most of these controversial points that were in my favour, Baffour Gyan was giving the point to Asamoah Gyan. At a point I became a bit uncomfortable with it.
The two brothers, Baffour Gyan and Asamoah Gyan both played as strikers but it was the latter who excelled at the highest stage.
“I’m suing big time. I’m going to sue…The fact that Baffour threw a challenge to me that I can go to any court, any police station, they can’t do anything, that actually gave me more adrenaline to prove to them that the police force is still a good force.
“I will sue tortuous liability on civil case and I will press for the police to also prosecute them criminally. I will fight this to my last blood.”
The case since been reported to the Cantonment Police Station.