Despite having a successful time playing for the senior national team Blacks Stars, Asamoah Gyan has reveled he has only one big regret.
According to Gyan, he deeply regrets for the team in the 2008 African Cup of Nations. This is because he was injured whilst playing at the tournament, yet Ghanaians were impatient with him and severely criticized him.
At the peak of the criticisms from Ghanaians, the former Black Stars captain famously packed his bag to leave the camp and only had to rescind his decision after intervention from former president John Agyekum Kufuor.
Asamoah also disclosed that playing at the tournament made him lose the opportunity to sign for Manchester City as he aggravated his injury.
“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,” Gyan said on GTV’s Sports Highlights show.
”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.”
Asamoah Gyan is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers to have ever donned the jersey of the Black Stars. He is all-time Ghana’s leading goal scorer with 51 goals.