Jamaican Sprint Legend Marvelled After Meeting Ghana Great Asamoah Gyan

Jamaican Sprint Legend Marvelled After Meeting Ghana Great Asamoah Gyan

Lukman Mumuni
  • Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has had a meeting with Asamoah Gyan
  • The former Olympic gold medalist is in Ghana for a visit
  • Powell shared his admiration for the former Ghana captain following their meeting

Asafa Powell finally met one of the greatest African footballers all-time Asamoah Gyan following his visit to Ghana.

The Jamaican sprint legend is in Ghana for a short visit but took time off his busy schedules to spend a moment with Gyan.

The sports superstars shared their time together as they talked about football and athletics.

Asafa Powell, Ghana, Asamoah Gyan, Olympic Gold
Asafa Powell has met Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan in Accra. Credit: @mygtvsports
Source: Twitter

In photos shared on social media, Gyan and Powell were spotted having dinner in Accra with the sprinter's gorgeous Ghanaian wife in attendance.

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Powell twice broke the 100m sprint record with impressive times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds in June 2005 and May 2008 respectively.

However, his reign was ended by countryman Usain Bolt, with whom he won several gold medals at the Olympics in the 4X100m relay.

Meanwhile, Gyan is revered in Africa and globally following his exploits in the game.

He holds the record of being the leading scorer at the World Cup by an African player, with six goals across three tournaments.

Gyan is also Ghana's all-time top scorer with 51 goals in 109 matches.

Asafa Powell arrives in Ghana

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former world's fastest man, Asafa Powell has arrived in Ghana for a visit of the West African nation.

The sprint legend was given a rapturous welcome at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra as fans waited to meet the Jamaican.

Powell was received by some high-ranking members of the Ghana Athletics Association and will be in the country to share his experience in the sport with the country.

Atsu celebrates Asamoah Gyan

The late Christian Atsu believed that legendary Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan is not celebrated enough by his own people.

In an interview with ace journalist, Kwabena Yeboah, the late winger likened the former Ghana captain to Brazilian forward, Ronaldo Nazario.

Atsu tragically passed away following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6.