Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Hoping for Opportunity to Revenge Uruguay Defeat at 2022 World Cup

Ghana Legend Asamoah Gyan Hoping for Opportunity to Revenge Uruguay Defeat at 2022 World Cup

  • Asamoah Gyan has revealed his desire to play for the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
  • The 36-year-old is looking forward to a last dance with the national team ahead of the World Cup later this year
  • Asamoah Gyan wants to the chance avenge the defeat to Uruguay following Luis Suarez's famous handball in South Africa

Asamoah Gyan is hoping for the opportunity to make amends after his penalty miss at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa against Uruguay.

The 36-year-old has disclosed his desire to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.

And with Ghana set to face nemesis Uruguay in group H, Gyan dreams of revenging the painful defeat 12 years ago.

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Asamoah Gyan has revealed his desire to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as he eyes revenge against Uruguay. Credit: Getty Images
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"The whole world knows what happened," Gyan told the BBC.

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"When the draw was made and they saw Uruguay in Ghana's group [in Qatar] the only thing that came into mind was revenge. Ghanaians want revenge.
"Personally, I just sat back and smiled because I understand how the game goes. What happened in 2010 is behind me [but] maybe there might be another opportunity."

Asamoah Gyan remains Ghana's all-time leading scorer and holds the record as the African with the most goals at the World Cup.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Asamoah Gyan is not giving up on his dreams of playing at a fourth FIFA World Cup, as he draws inspiration from the legendary Roger Milla.

The 36-year-old is currently unattached but has started training to stay fit before November's World Cup in Qatar.

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Gyan, who was speaking to the BBC, believes he might be a surprise inclusion to Otto Addo's team for the global showpiece.

Christian Atsu wants Asamoah Gyan sent to the World Cup

Christian Atsu is pleading with handlers of the Ghana Football Association to honour Asamoah Gyan's desire to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The 36-year-old opened up on his dream of playing at another World Cup despite being unattached for almost two years.

Atsu and Gyan played together at the 2014 World Cup, and the ex-Newcastle United player wants the former Black Stars captain to be a part of the team in Qatar.

Source: SportsBrief.com