Entertainment Fri, 16 Feb 2007

Miss Ghana to sue "Statesman"

…Over Alleged Dating Of Essien, Asamoah

Irene Akosua Boatemaa Dwomoh, 2006 Miss Ghana, has flatly denied media speculation that she is simultaneously dating two of Ghana`s football giants, Michael Essien of Chelsea and top striker Asamoah Gyan of Lokomotiv Moscow. She has subsequently threatened to institute legal action against The Statesman , if the paper maintains the same reportage which she described as completely false.

The 20-year-old Boatemaa Dwomoh, who dropped the hint on an Accra-based radio station, says the report has the potential of tarnishing her image as a public figure as well as that of the footballers, since the two are also prominent public figures. According to The Statesman, the night after the Black Stars trounced the Green Eagles of Nigeria, Essien met Irene in the elevator of the Heathrow Marriot Hotel, where the team camped.

The paper said the Chelsea star’s comment said it all: “Irene, I guess you should now switch your support from Chelsea to Udinese.”

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan, 21, who has moved from Udinese to Lokomotiv Moscow appears to have not missed some of his ‘goals’ after all. The Statesman stated that its inter-continental investigations have revealed that the current Miss Ghana, whose reign ends on March 2, has been the striker’s inamorato since November 2006.

However, Boatemaa Dwomoh, said there is no evidence to what the paper has published and that she, together her management, had met with Michael Essien only once during a ceremony to present awards. Irene, the dark, tall, innocent girl with the skin of a goddess, who did not have a boyfriend when she entered the competition last year, added that “girl friends of these people may be worried if they hear this.

And my family may also be worried.” But The Statesman has hinted that evidence, including photos that will be exclusively revealed later, were too overwhelming. “We don’t see each other much,” she finally admitted about her relationship with Asamoah Gyan. ”He stays in Italy and I’m in Ghana and he can’t stop his work and come here,” it said, when the paper questioned about her hopes for the relationship. Irene added: “I’m not hoping for anything for the two of us…Time will tell.”

Source: G. Observer