Asamoah Gyan Reveals Incident Which Caused His Prolific Brother to Lose Interest in Football

Asamoah Gyan Reveals Incident Which Caused His Prolific Brother to Lose Interest in Football

  • Asamoah Gyan has opened up on how an incident in 2006 which caused his brother Baffour Gyan to lose interest in football
  • Ghana's leading all-time scorer revealed his brother's exclusion from the Black Stars squad for the 2006 World Cup led to his sibling giving up on football
  • Baffour, the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, retired from active football in 2013 and has since ventured into business

Legendary Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has shed light on why his brother Baffour Gyan gave up on football.

According to the ex-Ghana captain, his elder brother, who had played about 90 per cent of the 2006 World Cup qualifiers was snubbed for the main competition in Germany.

The 36-year-old striker believes the decision by the then-Black Stars technical team literally killed the fire in Baffour, whose career dipped after missing out on the Mundial.

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Asamoah Gyan says his brother lost interest in football after he was snubbed for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Photo credit: @Ghanaballers/Twitter Karalis Theodoros
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“It happened to my brother [Baffour Gyan]. In 2006 [when Ghana qualified for the World Cup for the first time], he played 90 per cent of the qualifiers, and then they brought strikers who had never tasted one game [for the tournament in Germany]. He was on the standby [list],” he said as quoted by Sportsworldghana.

Asamoah added that Baffour Gyan, who made 25 appearances for Ghana between 2001-and 2008, has channelled his interest to business and no longer follows football keenly.

“That was when my brother gave up on football. He doesn’t follow football, he doesn’t watch it, he doesn’t like it, he’s purely a businessman. Sometimes people have to be treated fairly.” He concluded.

Asamoah Gyan declares intentions of playing in Qatar 2022

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.