The former black star captain Asamoah Gyan has expressed his unhappiness about Ghanaians celebrating his failures more than his achievements.
10 years ago, the Ghanaian striker missed a penalty, which could have qualified Ghana and Africa to the world cup semi-final stage for the very first time. The penalty was awarded to Ghana during the last few minutes to the end of the match. Baby Jet was the one to shoot the ball. The ball hit the crossbar and glided over it. Ghana was knocked out of the tournament and the dreams of Ghanaians and Africa was shattered at the penalties stage. It was a very painful and emotional moment for Ghanaians.
Well, Ghanaians have the habit of revisiting that missed penalty by Asamoah Gyan whenever the issue of Ghana’s international sport performance pops up.
Yesterday being 10 years since the disheartening incident, many Ghanaians took to social media to remember and celebrate that missed opportunity in the 2010 World Cup at South Africa.
Noticing many Ghanaians reactions to his missed penalty on social media, the all-time leading goal scorer was disturbed therefore; he posted on Twitter saying that Ghanaians celebrate failure more than achievements. He added that he does not mind because he is enjoying himself in his corner. He finalized by saying that what matters most is that his family is proud of him.
Some people did not buy his view as they hit back at him. Kwabena on Twitter commented on Gyan’s tweet telling him that Dede Ayew is better than he is. Mr President asked, “Who asked you to miss the penalty?” George D. Tsiguaye also wrote a long essay to Asamoah Gyan comparing him to great African footballers like Drogba, Etoo and others and telling him that all he has given to Ghanaians is heartbreak and nothing more. Another person teased Asamoah Gyan saying he could not wait for another 10 years to come so he could tell his children about the penalty.
However, some sympathized with Asamoah Gyan as the also shot back at those attacking the footballer. They appreciated him.
See twitter post:
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 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️💪💪🙏🙏
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) July 2, 2020
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