Gyan reveals how a move to Manchester was cancelled, admits he regrets playing for Ghana at 2008 Afcon


The striker has shed lights on how he failed to sign a lucrative deal with the Blue Side of Manchester

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted that he regrets representing the Black Stars when the country hosted 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Then a 23-year-old, Gyan was then country’s top striker and was paired with Manuel Junior Agogo by Claud Le Roy. However, he was able to score only a goal throughout the tournament and came under intense criticisms after fluffing several decent chances.

”I regret playing at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, because I was injured but I felt I needed to sacrifice but yet I was criticized,” Gyan said on GTV’s Sports Highlights show with legendary Kwabena Yeboah.

”I really regret playing in the tournament, because even after that I had to go out for five months.

”I was supposed to sign for Manchester City but I missed. That has been one of my biggest regrets with the national team.”


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