Ghana MP apologies for 'deliberate' Gyan penalty miss claim

Ghana MP apologies for 'deliberate' Gyan penalty miss claim
Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group D preliminary round match between Serbia and Ghana at the Loftus Versfeld stadium, Pretoria, South Africa, 13 June 2010. EPA/SHAWN THEW

by Thando Mpembe

Sunday Mar 03, 2024. 18:06

Ghanaian Member of Parliament Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has apologised to the Black Stars legend Asamoah Gyan.

Dafeamekpor had alleged that the retired striker deliberately missed the penalty against Uruguay during the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa because his party wasn’t in power.

Gyan has been associated with Ghana’s current ruling political party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) while Dafeamekpor is a member of the country’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Dafeamekpor has since taken to his official X page to apologize to Gyan who is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals

“The Black Stars and other National Teams have iconically rallied & carried our passions, dreams and aspirations for glory to the world,” Dafeamekpor wrote.

“Upon reflection & calls from people like Kenpong, I retract & unreservedly apologize to Asamoah Gyan, for my comments.”

Gyan, who is now a businessman, is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup with six goals.

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