Ghanaians Should Remember My Goals Scored – Asamoah Gyan
Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan says Ghanaians should appreciate his goalscoring abilities and must remember him with that after his retirement from international football.
According to Gyan, majority of Ghanaians do not value what he has done for the nation.
Gyan, who is celebrating his 33rd birthday today, November 22 is Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer having netted 51 goals in 106 appearances including six in three FIFA World Cup tournament.
The Kayserispor forward has been the main man up front for the Black Stars since 2006. He is also Africa’s all-time top scorer at the Fifa World Cup with six goals.
He told Countryman Songo on Asempa FM’s ‘Fire for Fire’ Thursday, 22 November 2018 that: “I’ve achieved a lot in my football career and there is a lot Ghanaians can remember me for. If for nothing at all, they can remember me for the goals I’ve scored for the national team, over 50.
“If somebody breaks that record in the next 20 years, fine, but for now, I’m the top scorer and I want to be remembered for that achievement.”
Gyan further revealed his wish is to win the African Cup of nation before he retires.
“I go into a tournament to win the trophy but as you know, football is not like boxing where the victory depends on one person. In football, it is teamwork, and so, you can go into a tournament with a mindset that may be different from the others but I have the desire to win the AFCON,” he added.