‘AFCON 2008 is my worst Black Stars moment’-Asamoah Gyan


Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan says the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 2008 hosted by Ghana is his worst moment in the Black Stars jersey.

The former Ghana captain revealed that despite doing his best at the tournament for his mother nation, he was criticized unfairly by the majority of the fans.

He stated that, the fans were at his throat even though Ghana beat Namibia in a game the supporters expected the Stars to win big.

“I had issues in 2008. I  always refer to the 2008 tournament because I was harshly criticised for no reason in a game that we won so I lost interest in the national team,” he told Asempa FM.

“It was a game against Namibia and till today I still get haunted by that match. It was a game Ghanaians taught we should have won massively,” he added.

However, the 37-year-old recovered from that and had a good tournament two years later after leading the Black Stars to the final of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. He scored three times at AFCON 2010.

“Fast forward, we were went to Angola, I was very fit and even at the first presser I said Ghana will reach the final. Unfortunately I picked an injury in the first match so had to start from the bench against Ivory Coast.” he continued.

“Camp was amazing because the U20 boys joined the team and I was like a leader in the team so had to find a way to gel with the young ones, Everybody was up for the tournament and it has been one of the best camps I have been at.”

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