Africa’s All-Time World Cup Top Scorer Declares Intentions to Play at the 2022 World Cup

Africa’s All-Time World Cup Top Scorer Declares Intentions to Play at the 2022 World Cup

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
  • Legendary Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has not ruled out the possibility of playing at the 2022 World Cup
  • Gyan has featured in all of Ghana's three World Cup appearances and despite being on the wrong side of 30, the ex-Sunderland goal poacher could play at his fourth Mundial in 2022
  • He has not played for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Ghana exited at the round-of-16 stage

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's leading all-time top scorer and Africa's leading scorer at the World Cup, has revealed he will be at the upcoming Mundial.

The 36-year-old striker made the bold declaration on the back of multiple calls for his inclusion in the Black Stars squad to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Responding to the calls, Asamoah Gyan stressed the value of the biggest sporting showpiece on the face of the earth and wants to have another shot at the Mundial.

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Asamoah Gyan of Ghana controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Portugal and Ghana. Photo by Warren Little
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"Who doesn't want to play at the World Cup? Every player wants to play at the World Cup," he said on Citi TV as quoted by Ghanaweb.

Despite being unattached since last year Gyan is defiant about his chances of representing his nation in Qatar but did not rule out the possibility of also working as a pundit in the Gulf country.

"Yes, I have tasted the World Cup three times and though I would love to play at this year's World Cup, as I have always said, I am currently not fit enough to play active football when I start playing - who knows?"
"I shall surely be in Qatar but maybe a pundit or let's see." He ended.

Asamoah Gyan cautions Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that legendary Ghanaian forward Asamoah Gyan has delivered a word of advice to the Black Stars before their World Cup encounter against Uruguay.

The senior national team is poised on getting revenge against the country that prevented them from becoming the first African side to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Gyan, who missed a penalty that could have sent Ghana through to the last four, has told the Black Stars to be focused and make the objective of making it out of the group their target.