Gyan: I regret playing in 2008 AFCON finals

Gyan: I regret playing in 2008 AFCON finals
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday May 06, 2020. 09:00

Ghana international Asamoah Gyan has revealed that he was supposed to join Manchester City in 2008.


The legendary African striker explained that playing at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals cost him a move to the English Premier League giants.


Gyan struggled to find form during the tournament which was hosted by Ghana as he scored only one goal.


The 34-year-old marksman has disclosed that he was carrying an injury during the competition which saw Ghana finish third.


“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 [for my performance],” Gyan said on Goal.


“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.”


Gyan left Italian club Udinese for French side Rennes ahead of the 2008/09 season.


He did play in the English Premier League for Sunderland between 2010 and 2012.







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