Ghana’s all-time leading striker, Asamoah Gyan has hit at those who still labels him as the cause of the Black Stars failure to reach the semifinal stage at the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.
The Black Stars were blessed with an opportunity to become the first African nation to ever reach the semifinal stage in the history of the World Cup, but Asamoah Gyan missed a crucial penalty [in extra time] in Ghana’s quarter final game against Uruguay after Luis Suarez had handle the ball on the goal line.
Ghana lost the game through penalty shootout and many a Ghanaian football fan believes Ghana could have qualified if Asamoah Gyan had scored from the spot to kill the game.
Yesterday, July 02, marked exactly the tenth year of that historic match and as expected Twitter went agog with people expressing all manner of opinions.
Having realized the avalanche of attacks on him, Asamoah Gyan took to his Twitter handle and simply writes:
“We celebrate failure more than achievements. Me di333 I dey my corner dey enjoy myself. My family is very proud me. That’s what matters to me the most.”
In a recent interview on TV3, the former Black Stars captain explained how the 2010 World Cup changed his career:
“I always say the 2010 year was the best year in my career.
“Everything I did was working. I came into music and had so many awards.
“Businesses was working, I was having contracts, winning awards.
“My whole life changed.”
Gyan  made his international debut at age 17 on November 19, 2003, coming on to replace Isaac Boakye and scoring against Somalia has represented Ghana at three FIFA World Cups – Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, and Brazil 2014.
Asamoah Gyan, otherwise known as the Baby Jet has also represented Ghana at eight AFCON tournaments – 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.