Asamoah Gyan Narrates How a Club in Turkey Observes ‘Strange’ Rituals Before Home Games

Asamoah Gyan Narrates How a Club in Turkey Observes ‘Strange’ Rituals Before Home Games

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:01 PM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that his time with Turkish football club Kayserispor was marked with a weird practice before home games
  • According to the former Ghana international, the club's routine practice before home matches was to slaughter sheep in front of the team bus
  • Unfortunately for the ex-Black Stars captain, his two-year stint with Kayserispor which spanned from 2017 to 2019 was blighted by injuries

Legendary Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has opened up on how Turkish outfit Kayserispor observes a strange club ritual prior to home games.

Gyan, Ghana's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, had a two-year stint with the Kayserispor, which was marred by niggling injuries.

In an interview with Accra-based Angel FM, the former Black Stars captain shed light on some of the club's unusual pre-game rituals.

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Asamoah Gyan, who spent two years with Kayserispor, revealed the Turkish outfit observes ‘strange’ rituals before home games. Photo credit: @Ghanaballers
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“I saw a lot because, before we play home matches, they had to slaughter a sheep in front of the team bus before it set off to the stadium.” Gyan said as quoted by angelonline.

Due to the recurring injuries in Turkey, Gyan mustered a paltry five goals in 26 matches, a far cry from his usually prolific nature.

The well-travelled striker further disclosed a similar situation during his time with India top-flight club NorthEast United, where the entire team visited a powerful shrine before the start of one of their season.

He is currently unattached after the expiration of his contract with Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities last year but has stressed he has not retired yet.

Ex-Ghana U17 captain opens up on how marine spirits affected the careers of footballers

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Emmanuel Bentil, captain of the victorious Black Starlets team in 1995, has made a shocking revelation about how several players from that team failed to reach their potential following their success in Ecuador.

The team that defeated Brazil in the final to win Ghana's second U17 World Cup had several top players including the darling boy Awudu Issaka, Baba Sule and Stephen Appiah.

In an interview with Lifestyle TV, Bentil opened up on how the team consulted marine spirits to aid them to win the cup.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.