Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has announced his intention to appeal the Accra High Court’s decision to order him to pay GHC 1 million in damages to journalist Anthony Sarfo.
The judgment was related to a malicious prosecution case stemming from allegations of extortion following a rape accusation involving Gyan.
The former Black Stars striker expressed his dissatisfaction with the verdict, stating, “I will definitely appeal because it doesn’t make sense,” and added, “There is no way I should lose that case,” as reported by starrfm.com.
Gyan raised concerns about the judge allegedly not considering their evidence and suggested a conspiracy, vowing to follow up on the matter.
In response to the High Court’s ruling on Friday, December 8, where Justice Ernest Owusu Dapaa found that the manager of Asamoah Gyan had set the malicious prosecution in motion, Gyan criticised the judgment, describing it as “very awful.”
As the legal battle continues, Gyan’s decision to appeal underscores his determination to challenge the outcome and seek a different resolution in the ongoing case.
Meanwhile, Anthony Sarfo emphasised the legitimacy of the judgement stating “My case was that Asamoah Gyan and his team made wild allegations against me about eight years ago that I had a plan to extort money from them through a publication involving one Sarah Kwablah. It turned out that it was false.” Sarfo sued for malicious prosecution due to the ‘unnecessary’ legal ordeal he endured.