• Schalke fan favourite Gerald Asamoah spends time with local children.
  • Club's tour of China is proving a resounding success.
  • Asamoah has been teaching Schalke players Chinese.

FC Schalke 04’s adventure in the Far East is in full swing and, while the Royal Blues’ squad are giving a fantastic account of themselves and the Bundesliga on the pitch, club ambassador Gerald Asamoah is playing his part off it.

Schalke beat Guangzhou R&F FC 6-1 in the opening pre-season fixture on their tour of China, but Asamoah had his hands full in a different way. The 37-year-old took a trip to a local school in Guangzhou, much to delight of the youngsters in attendance. Games were played and pictures were taken, but most important was that the much-loved fan favourite was able to teach them the correct pronunciation of 'Schalke 04'.

All smiles: It didn't take fan favourite Gerald Asamoah long to put a smile on the local children's faces © FC Schalke 04

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However, the local children are not the only ones who have benefited from Asamoah’s teaching skills, as can be seen in the video below.