Ghana Legend Shockingly Misses Out on Former Manager Steve Bruce's Best 18 Players

Ghana Legend Shockingly Misses Out on Former Manager Steve Bruce's Best 18 Players

Lukman Mumuni
August 2, 2022 at 7:19 AM
  • Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has failed to make ex-manager Steve Bruce's top 18 players he has coached
  • Asamoah Gyan was Sunderland's poster boy during Steve Bruce's time in charge of the Black Cats in the English Premier League
  • Ex-Ghana defender John Mensah made the team released by the former Manchester United player

Asamoah Gyan has been snubbed by former manager Steve Bruce after naming the top eighteen player he coached without the Ghanaian legend.

The former Ghana captain was Sunderland's star in 2010 when Steve Bruce was manager of the Black Cats.

However, in a list released by Steve Bruce, the striker could not find a place in the 18-man squad.

Asamoah Gyan, Steve Bruce, Sunderland
Steve Bruce has snubbed Asamoah Gyan as he named the top 18 players he ever coached. Credit: @ghanasoccernet Getty Images
Source: Twitter

Asamoah Gyan scored ten goals in the English Premier League under Steve Bruce, but left after just a season to join Al Ain in the Gulf.

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Despite carving a cult hero status in the eyes of the Sunderland fans, he could not impress Steve Bruce enough to make his team.

Meanwhile, his former Ghana teammate, John Mensah made the list after playing for two season under the English manager.

Mensah, first arrived at the Stadium of Light on loan from Lyon in 2009, and spent two season in England.

Steve Bruce's top 18 players

Chris Kirkland (Wigan)

Wes Brown (Sunderland)

Harry Maguire (Hull City)

John Terry (Aston Villa)

Andy Robertson (Hull City)

Lee Cattermole (Wigan & Sunderland)

Wilson Palacios (Wigan)

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

Antonio Valencia (Wigan);

Christophe Duggary (Birmingham)

Allan Saint Maximan (Newcastle)


Alan McGregor (Hull)

Matthew Upson (Birmingham)

Jake Livermore (Hull)

Tom Huddlestone (Hull)

Emile Heskey (Wigan)

Robbie Savage (Birmingham)

John Mensah (Sunderland)

Steve Bruce managed several clubs in England including Newcastle United, Wigan and Hull City.

Asamoah Gyan's father reveals how proud he is of his son

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that father of Ghana's football icon Asamoah Gyan, Baffour Gyan Mensah, has revealed how proud he is of his legendary son.

Asamoah Gyan is revered globally for his exploits in football, which includes holding the record of scoring the most goals as an African player at the World Cup.

In a video posted on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, Gyan's father expressed his admiration for his son, praising his achievements.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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