Asamoah Gyan Names His Ghana All Time Best Eleven, Leaves Out Black Stars Captain Andre Ayew

Asamoah Gyan Names His Ghana All Time Best Eleven, Leaves Out Black Stars Captain Andre Ayew

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 11, 2024 at 6:42 AM
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  • Asamoah Gyan names his best Ghana eleven
  • Gyan made over 100 appearances for Ghana
  • He was Ghana's captain at the 2014 World Cup

Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has named his all-time best Ghana eleven.

Gyan spent almost two decades playing for the Black Stars, lining up with several players including Bayern Munich legend Samuel Osei Kuffour and former captain Stephen Appiah.

He also starred alongside the sons of the legendary Abedi Pele, Andre and Jordan Ayew.

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Asamoah Gyan and his Black Stars teammates during the Worl Cup in South Africa. Credit: Clive Rose Twitter/ @Asempa947_FM
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However, in naming his all-time best eleven, Gyan omitted the Ayew brothers as well as former Bundesliga star Anthony Yeboah.

"Richard Kingston, John Paintsil, Hans Adu Sarpei, John Mensah, and Sammy Kuffour. In the middle, Michael Essien, and Stephen Appiah. I will play Sulley Muntari on the left and on the right, I will take Yaw Preko and upfront it will be 'Maestro' Abedi Pele and myself," he told Angel TV.
"Let it be clear this is my eleven. My all-time eleven," he added.

Meanwhile, he left his favourite teammate, Kwadwo Asamoah, whom he shared a room with during their time together in the Black Stars.

"There were a lot of players I played with, but Kwadwo Asamoah was my favourite teammate. He became my roommate. He is shy but he is very humourous. He cracks jokes a lot," he added.

Gyan played 109 games for the Black Stars, scoring 51 goals and going on to become Ghana's all-time top scorer, per Transfermarkt.

Gyan opens up on Ghana job

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan disclosed that he rejected the opportunity to coach one of the national teams of teams of Ghana.

The legendary striker was reportedly offered the job as a coach for one of the Ghana youth teams after acquiring his UEFA B coaching license.

Gyan is yet to begin his coaching career despite seeking education as a manager from the Welsh Football Association.

Gyan blames inexperience for Brazil defeat

Sports Brief also reported that legendary Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan rejected claims the Black Stars were totally beaten by Brazil during the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Ghana were making their first appearance at the global showpiece, defying all odds to beat Czech and the United States to reach the Round of 16, where they faced then-world champions Brazil.

The Black Stars suffered a 3-0 defeat and were eliminated after the first round, with Ronaldo da Lima, Andriano, and Ze Roberto scoring for the South Americans.

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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.