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Asamoah Gyan Replies to Antoine Semenyo After He Picks Ghana Legend as Role Model
- Asamoah Gyan has reacted to Antoine Semenyo's role model claims
- The Black Stars forward aspires to reach Gyan's level with the national team
- Semenyo helped Ghana qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations
Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has told Black Stars forward, Antoine Semenyo, to keep working hard and he will reach the level he aspires to.
The AFC Bournemouth striker revealed that the ex-Sunderland forward remains his idol and that he still watches highlights of his playing days to pick up some tricks.
Semenyo has endeared himself to Ghanaian fans following his hardworking displays in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The England-born forward provided the assist for the match-winner between Ghana and the Central African Republic during the international break.
"Asamoah Gyan is a big one for me. I still watch him. When it came to the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup as well, he is such a big player and I dream to be exactly like him," he said in an interview with Ghanaweb TV.
Gyan shared the video online, urging Semenyo to 'keep pushing' as the sky is the limit.
"The sky is your limit bro. Just stay focused and keep pushing ," he wrote on social media.
The Black Stars are yet to replace the legendary forward following his retirement from football this year, as reported by the BBC.
Semenyo dreams of reaching Gyan's heights
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Semenyo disclosed his ambitions of reaching the heights that Gyan did with the Black Stars of Ghana.
The English-born Ghanaian forward netted his first competitive goal for the Black Stars in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola last month.
Semenyo is one of the players charged with the role of occupying the huge vacuum left by the former Black Stars captain.
Gyan announces retirement from football
Legendary Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan announced his retirement from football after a career which spanned almost two decades.
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The 37-year-old, who remains Ghana's all-time leading scorer, finally decided to end his career after almost three years without playing actively.
Gyan confirmed his retirement at the 30th Afreximbank Annual Meeting held in Accra on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.