Asamoah Gyan has considered as one of the best African players of his generations. But the Ghana captain decision in his young age has prevented that to happen. You could say he made an unpopular decision in his early career that left him out of the media spotlight. On the peak of his career, Asamoah Gyan who just 25-year-old at the time, decide to withdraw his talents from the world's biggest league. Following his decision, he joined United Aram Emirates club and later Chinese competitions, for almost 7 years. And recently he decided to move to Turkey in 2017.
Even though he's not playing in the biggest league, for all those years he spends in UAE or Chinese is trophy-laden. Asamoah Gyan won three UAE Pro League titles, the Arab Gulf Super Cup and the UAE President's Cup. But those achievements didn't give him the opportunity to test himself consistently against the world's best defense, or to compete for the game's grandest prizes. But the decision was made and there is no turning back for this.
Has Spent Most Of His Career At Non-Major League, Asamoah Gyan Out Of Spotlight
The other reason that prevents him from crowned as one of the best in African football is his contribution to the Ghana international team so far. The gaping hole in the striker's resume is his inability to get Ghana over the line at the Africa Cup of Nations, in which tournament he's competed six times but failed to bring home the gold. But indeed, this one still fixable.
Perhaps the 2019 tournament in Egypt represents will be his final opportunity to bolster his legacy with major silverware. But the problem is, with less than two months to fo, there are major doubts about whether he will be part of the Black Stars' campaign at all.
In fact, Asamoah Gyan hasn't featured for the national side since September 2017. A sustained injury has kept Asomah Gyan out of the return bout. He has indeed been summoned by coach Kwesi Appiah, who restored the forward to his squad ahead of October's qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone, in light Ghana's shock 1-0 defeat to Kenya in September. After an inexperienced Black Stars side was defeated by the Harambee Stars, Kwesi Appiah began a process of turning back to some of the nation's older heads, and Asamoah Gyan returned despite having featured for only 35 minutes of Kayserispor's Turkish Super Lig campaign at that point.
The coach told Malaysia online casino Asamoah Gyan is still an important player for Ghana. He even stated there are no other players better than the striker in Ghana so far. It means, Asamoah Gyan still has an opportunity to fix his resume in international competition.