Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan says its unfortunate he couldn’t represent the country at any of the CAF Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament since its inception.
He says he would have caused a lot of problems for defenders at the tournament
The African Nations Championship started in 2009 and by then, the former Legon Cities striker was playing in Europe, making him ineligible to play in the tournament.
“Unfortunately, when the Confederation of African Football launched CHAN in 2009, I was no longer eligible for this competition. I tell you, between us, I would have caused misfortunes (laughs),” Gyan said to CAF online.
The Ghana great striker continued, “Joking aside, look at most of the players who have inscribed their names in world football folklore: George Weah, Sadio Mané, Samuel Eto’o, and myself.
“We were trained on the continent. It is proof that Africa has incredible talent and this talent must be showcased.”
Gyan is Ghana’s all time top scorer with 51 goals from 109 appearances including six goals at the FIFA Mundial which makes him the highest scoring African at the competition.