Shanghai SIPG marksman and Black Stars captain, Asamaoh Gyan says missing an Africa Cup of Nations tournament will not bother him like missing a World Cup.
According to him the AFCON lacks respect and integrity. “If I don't make it to AFCON it isn't painful because no one respects it, but I will be worried if I am not present at the World Cup.”
Speaking to Kumasi based Angel FM about the possibility of he missing the next AFCON, Gyan explained that, “… everybody respect the World Cup. The only thing that can make me worried is not representing Ghana at the AFCON but not the tournament itself.”
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Africa’s top scorer in the World Cup in an interview last week also said he will be captain of the Ghana Black Stars till he retires.
Gyan began his career in 2003 with Ghanaian Premier League club Liberty Professionals scoring a prolific ten goals in sixteen matches then spent three seasons with Serie A club Udinese via two seasons loan at Modena netting on fifteen occasions in fifty-three league matches and at Udinese where he scored eleven times in thirty-nine league matches.
In 2008, Gyan joined Ligue 1 club Rennes, netting fourteen times in forty-eight league matches during two seasons. In 2010, Gyan joined Premier League club Sunderland, breaking the club's transfer record and netting on ten occasions in thirty-four Premier League matches during two seasons.