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Sports News of Monday, 20 April 2020


2010 was the best season in my career - Asamoah Gyan

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan, has picked the 2010 football season as one of the best seasons in his career.

Gyan in 2010 was adjudged the BBC best Africa Player of the Year and also runner up to Cameroonian legend Samuel Eto’o for the CAF Africa Player of the Year Award.

He was also influential for the Black Stars at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola helping the team reach the final, only to lose to Egypt.

Gyan also powered Ghana to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after scoring in extra against USA in the Round of 16 stage.

When quizzed about his best season in his career in an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah he said, “The 2010 Football season was the best time in my career. I consider it as the best even though people may think it was the worst because of the penalty miss against Uruguay”.

The 34-year-old holds the record as top goal scorer for Africa in the World Cup with six goals.

Although he has not won anything significant with the Black Stars, he was honoured at Al Ain FC with the UAE Pro League: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, UAE President's Cup: 2013–14 and Arabian Gulf Super Cup: 2012.

Individually, he has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2010, CAF Team of the Year: 2010, 2013, 2014, UAE Pro League Top Scorer: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, AFC Champions League Top Scorer: 2014, AFC Foreign Player of the Year: 2014.