Football and business are two very different things. However, in this global era many players have made the decision to invest their earnings in diverse fields in a bid to ensure they do not go hungry after their careers.
The David Beckhams, Cristiano Ronaldos and the Neymars all have different businesses outside the world of football, making them three of the most business-minded footballers you will ever come across.
But the good thing is that some Ghanaian players have also decided to toe the same line in investing their monies into other businesses outside football.
Such a step means insuring their future and making sure they do not go hungry even after their heydays on the field are long gone.
Here are five Ghanaian players who are into business:
1. Sulley Muntari
Former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Muntari might currently be without a club, but his investment is certainly one thing that can never be taken away from him.
The 32-year-old owns a garage in Italy, where he deals in cars and other motors. He previously revealed that he would want to go into full-time car dealings should he retire from football.
He owns different cars in his garage, making him one of the most successful players outside football.
2. Derek Boateng
Former Ghana international Derek Boateng is another footballer who is currently operating a business with his earnings from football.
The former Fulham and Getafe midfielder has put up a plush hotel in Accra, as he looks towards reaping some benefits after football.
The five-star hotel is called the Mandieta hotel, and has world class facilities, including gyms and pools.
3. Laryea Kingston
Laryea Kingston made his name as one of the most hardworking wingers Ghana has ever produced. And after retiring, he has again proven that he can make same impact in the business world.
The former Hearts of Oak man has invested his money into lands and sells them to real estate developers for profit.
It seems Laryea has discovered the perfect way to invest his money in order to remain rich even after football.
4. Asamoah Gyan
Perhaps the most successful Ghanaian footballer outside the game, Asamoah Gyan is into a variety of businesses despite still actively playing.
Gyan’s knack for businesses has seen him venture into real estate, event management, sachet water production, transportation business, boxing promotion and a host of other businesses.
The Black Stars captain has already set the tone for what he wants to do in the longer term after his football career.
And with him applying for a license to soon operate an airline, Gyan is certainly insured even after football.
5. Tony Yeboah
Ex-Ghana striker Tony Yeboah is one of the most successful football exports to ever emerge from the country.
The former Leeds striker is the brain behind the Yegola Hotels. His investments can be found both in Accra and Kumasi.