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Sports News of Monday, 20 April 2020


Not winning a trophy with the Black Stars bothers me - Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars striker

Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has admitted he is bothered that he has not been able to achieve his dream of winning a trophy with the senior national team, Black Stars.

The former captain has been playing for the Black Stars since 2003 but is without a gold medal, though having come very close a couple of times.

Since his debut, Gyan has made it to two Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2010 and 2015 but lost both at the hands of Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively.

“Not winning a trophy with the Black Stars bothers me. Since 2003, I’ve gotten a bronze medal and silver; I want the gold, which I don’t have. So that is what bothers me until now and that is what I want to achieve," Gyan said.

The 34-year-old has had a huge impact on the team since his debut and is currently Ghana's all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals.

He scored Ghana's first-ever World Cup in 2006 and is the African with the most goals (6) in the World Cup history.

However, it remains to be seen if he will be given the opportunity to win the trophy with the Black Stars. He has not been called up since Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt last year.

Gyan is Ghana's most capped player with 109 appearances.