Ghana football star Asamoah Gyan has been warned that his growing music career could prove a distraction on the pitch.
Former Ghana international Felix Aboagye has advised Gyan, who plays in the English Premier League for Sunderland, to ditch his singing career to concentrate on football.
Gyan became an instant hit on the Ghana music scene last year when he featured on rap star Castro's 'African Girls' and their latest collaboration, 'Do the Dance' is topping the African charts.
“It’s important for him to understand that if he wants to get to the top he must stop the music and concentrate on the game,” said Liberty Professional's assistant coach Aboagye, who mentored Gyan when he played at the club as a junior.
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“He may get confused at a point as to what he really wants to do and may not reach the height we expect of him. He should choose the game because the music thing can distract him.
“I have told him in the past because I think he has the potential to get to the top and play for a top team like Real Madrid and others but he must choose between the music and the game.”
But Gyan, who scooped the MTN Sports Personality of the Year award and Ghana Footballer of the Year award at the country's Sports Writers Association earlier this week, said success on the pitch was his main concern.
"I love music but it doesn't mean I'm not focused on the football."
"I'm very, very focused because football made me who I am today," he added.