Richard Kingston opens up about Asamoah Gyan's penalty miss against Uruguay at 2010 World Cup

Richard Kingston opens up about Asamoah Gyan's penalty miss against Uruguay at 2010 World Cup

Former Black Stars goalkeeper, Richard 'Olele' Kingston, has finally opened up about Asamoah Gyan's heartbreaking penalty miss against Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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For the past 10 years, many Ghanaian football lovers had held the belief that Gyan prevented Stephen Appiah from taking the penalty against Uruguay at the critical moment.

Fans believed that Appiah had elected to take the spot kick to potentially send Ghana to the last four of the World Cup for the first time but Gyan had other ideas and he went on to miss the kick.

Richard Kingston opens up about Asamoah Gyan's penalty miss against Uruguay at 2010 World Cup

Richard Kingston opens up about Asamoah Gyan's penalty miss against Uruguay at 2010 World Cup
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However, it turns out that was not the case at all.

According to Black Stars goalkeeper of that team, Richard Kingson, Gyan was the team’s designated penalty taker and so, he was always going to be the man to face Fernando Muslera in the Uruguayan post.

Asamoah Gyan was our first penalty taker. When there was a penalty, everyone knew Gyan would take it. So against Uruguay, when the penalty was awarded, Appiah took the ball and immediately handed the ball to Gyan.

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Sometimes, some people say Appiah wanted to take the kick but Gyan stopped. That was never true. Gyan was always going to have it,” Kingson said in an interview with Kumasi-based Fox FM.

Many Ghanaian football fans have not forgotten the episode and ten years after it happened, many still feel the pain and do not want to talk about it.

Meanwhile, former Black Stars forward, Asamoah Gyan, has proven that he is one of the richest African football stars on the African continent.

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Gyan has released a powerful video on his Twitter handle to motivate the youth to appreciate what they have.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the former goal poacher decided to put his expensive properties on display.

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