Asamoah Gyan named in top 10 forgotten Ballon d’Or nominees

Asamoah Gyan named in top 10 forgotten Ballon d’Or nominees

Ghanaian superstar footballer, Asamoah Gyan has been named as part of the top 10 forgotten Ballon d’Or nominees.

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Asamoah Gyan who plays professional football for NorthEast United, was featured on the list because he was the most-talked-about African striker in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

During the football Mundial, he scored three times to inspire Ghana to the quarter-finals - emerging as the third African country after Cameroon and Senegal to reach that feat in the tourney.

The current General Captain for the Black Stars was shortlisted for the FIFA Player of the Year award and the Ballon d’Or in 2010 and placed 18th in the voting.

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Below is the full list top 10 forgotten Ballon d’Or nominees;

1) Juninho – 12th in 2005

2) Jens Lehmann – 10th in 2006

3) Frederic Kanoute – 11th in 2007

4) Rogerio Ceni – 27th in 2007

5) Younis Mahmoud – 29th in 2007

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6) Andrey Arshavin – 6th in 2008

7) Marcos Senna – 11th in 2008

8) Diego – 25th in 2009

9) Asamoah Gyan – 18th in 2010

10) Rui Patricio – 12th in 2016

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In a video sighted by, the lady, popularly known as Cookieteegh, walks into Macy Mall and realizes that the DJ in that mall was playing lots of Nigerian songs and nothing from Ghana.

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Cookieteegh, who is also a media personality, walked straight to the DJ and insisted that he plays some Ghanaian songs.

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