Asamoah Gyan Applauds Comoros for Brave Performance Against Cameroon, Picks MOTM

Asamoah Gyan Applauds Comoros for Brave Performance Against Cameroon, Picks MOTM

Lukman Mumuni
January 25, 2022 at 12:50 PM
  • Legendary Ghanaian footballer Asamoah Gyan is impressed by the performance of AFCON debutants Comoros
  • The former Ghana captain commended Comoros for their brave display against Cameroon in the last 16
  • Comoros bowed out of the tournament with their heads high despite having a COVID-19 ravaged team before the Cameroon game

Ghana's all-time leading scorer, Asamoah Gyan, gave Africa Cup of Nations debutants Comoros, a standing ovation following their brave display against hosts, Cameroon, in the last round of 16.

Despite going into the game without a goalkeeper after COVID-19 ravaged their team, the AFCON newcomers gave a good account of themselves.

Gyan, who was working as a pundit on SuperSport, together with other panellists applauded the team despite the 2-1 defeat.

Asamoah Gyan in the studios of SuperSport in South Africa. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 @brfootball
Video: Asamoah Gyan applauds Comoros for brave performance against Cameroon, picks MOTM. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 @brfootball
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Asamoah Gyan went on to pick defender turned goalkeeper, Chaker Alhadhur as his best player in the game against Cameroon.

Comoros were reduced to ten men after just seven minutes, taking a hit at the team as they had to play 83 minutes with a man down.

Cameroon took advantage of the numerical gain to open the scoring in the 29th minute when Karl Toko Ekambi fired home.

A resolute Comoros held the five times African champions till the 70th minute when the tournament's leading scorer, Vincent Abubakar, doubled the lead.

Youssouf M'Changama netted what could end up being the goal of the tournament with a ferocious freekick to half the deficit.

Asamoah Gyan was very impressed with Chaker Alhadur, praising him for making some outstanding saves in the game.

Cameroon will face the Gambia in the quarter-finals after reaching the last eight with another victory.

Asamoah Gyan loses to Okocha in tennis game

Earlier, reported that Nigerian football legend, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, has earned the bragging right over Ghana's all-time leading scorer Asamoah Gyan, after beating him in a Tennis game.

The two African football gods squared up on a court in Johannesburg, where Okocha showed dexterity by coming from a set down to finish the Ghanaian.

In a video posted on Tik Tok, and spotted by, Gyan is seen confessing that Okocha is the best in Tennis.

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