- Asamoah Gyan has revealed the toughest moment of his career with the Black Stars
- The former Ghana captain enjoyed a successful career with the national team
- Gyan has not featured for the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt
Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed his worst moment with the senior national team, the Black Stars.
The 37-year-old spent over a decade with the Black Stars, making his debut for Ghana at the age of 17.
Despite holding the record of being Ghana's all-time top scorer, the former Sunderland striker disclosed it was not always rosy in camp.
"It was 2008. AFCON, the one Ghana hosted. It was a game against Namibia," he told the Day Show on Tv3.
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“Statistically we were ahead. Ghanaians thought we were going to beat them [Namibia] like 20-0. And it was one of those days. I wasn’t lucky. I think I was one of the best players on the field, but I wasn’t lucky.
“One opportunity that I got at an acute angle. The goalkeeper fumbled and the ball dropped. The keeper was out and I just hit the ball wide.
“And the following day…eii! That was the first time I experienced criticism. So there were just insulting. It was really bad.”
Gyan almost left camp after criticisms from fans, but his senior brother Baffuor Gyan persuaded him to stay as the Black Stars finished bronze medalist at the 2008 Nations Cup.
The ex-Stade Rennais forward has scored 51 goals in 109 international games for Ghana.
Asamoah Gyan replies critics
He received his first invite for the Nations Cup in 2008, but the striker was heavily criticized for wasting several chances in the opening game against Namibia.
Gyan nearly left camp as a result, but was convinced by his brother, Baffour to stay as the Black Stars went on to finish third at the tournament hosted in Ghana.
Source: Sports Brief News