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Sports News of Friday, 22 November 2019


We hail you legend – Ghanaian celebrate Asamoah Gyan on his birthday

Gyan is 34 today Gyan is 34 today

Messages of congratulations and success are being showered on Asamoah Gyan as he turns 34 today.

On November 23, 1985, Gyan who is the younger brother of former Ghana forward Baffour Gyan was born in Accra.

He began his professional footballing career with Dansoman-based Liberty Professional before crossing-carpet to Italian side Udinese where he blossomed and establish himself as one of Ghana’s most reliable forwards.

Since 2003 when he made his national team debut against Somalia, Gyan has scored 51 goals for Ghana in over 100 appearances.

Club career

A nomadic career you may term it. Gyan has played for 8 clubs in three continents. From Liberty he moved to Udinese where he spent two seasons on loan at Modena. Gyan also played for Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Shanghai SIPG and Kayserispor.

He currently plays for Indian side NorthEast United.

’Big goals’

Ghana’s all-time leading goalscorer has 51 goals but a few of them standout due to their importance and the finesse with which they were scored.

His goal against Czech Republic which happens to be Ghana’s first ever World Cup goal easily comes to mind when talking about Gyan’s impressive goal scoring record.

A beautiful through ball from Stephen Appiah was received with a brilliant first touch before a left-footed bottom corner strike released.

His most important goal arguably, the thunderbolt against the United States at the 2010 World Cup. Gyan welcomed a long ball with a chest control to get the better of his marker and then glided a powerful shot with his left foot beyond the reach of USA goalkeeper Tim Howard.

One can still remember the celebrations that greeted that particular in the streets of Accra.

How about that goal against England? Gyan gets the ball, twists and turns to send Joeleon Lescott the wrong way and then bends one nicely beyond Joe Hart’s reach. It was a great goal.


One of the most controversial players in the history of Ghana football. Gyan’s off-field issues has most of the time overshadowed his performance on the pitch. His alleged sexual relationship with Sarah Kwabla and divorce of long-term partner Gifty Appiah are two of the numerous controversies Gyan has been involved in.

Below are tweets from some Ghanaians celebrating the legendary footballer