Asamoah Gyan’s manager Sammy Anim Addo has eulogized the legendary nature of the Black Stars attacker and wants Ghanaians to celebrate his client rather than tarnish his name.
The Ghanaian administrator identified Asamoah Gyan as one of the most celebrated figures on the African continent and tipped the celebrated Ghanaian to lead the Black Stars to the podium in Egypt.
Asamoah Gyan racked in 50 plus odd goals for the Black Stars to become the record top scorer for the Ghanaian team despite the continuous barren run at the continental level.
In an exclusive interview with 442gh.com, Sammy Annim Addo shielded Asamoah Gyan from media backlash and urged Ghanaians to celebrate the exploits of his client.
“Gyan has done well and proved himself several times, so those who are saying Gyan is not fit, he is too old to play for the Black Stars, I don’t think Coach Kwasi Appiah in his rightful technical decision will say, he will not send Asamoah Gyan for this AFCON, it will not happened”, Sammy Anim Addo told 442gh.com.
He added, “so those who set agenda that Gyan has grown, they just worry themselves, because there are some legends like Hossan Hassan whe led Egypt to win the AFCON twice, go and check his age, Zambia captain, Katongo, he didn’t even have luck by then when they won the AFCON in 2013”.
“Anytime I speak to Gyan, he always says, this AFCON means a lot to him as a footballer, because he has gotten to the level that, maybe after this AFCON, he will say, he will not play any tournament again or officially retire from the National team”, Anim Addo concluded.
Asamoah Gyan has played crucial role in the transformation of the Black Stars in recent years led by the heroics at the FIFA World cup in 2006, 2010 and 2014. He is Africa’s all time top scorer at the FIFA World cup.