A top footballing official in Ghana has called on government to erect a statue in honour of Black Stars' captain Asamoah Gyan.
According to the former Hearts of Oak Managing Director and FIFA Marketing Consultant, Neil-Armstrong Morgtagbe, Asamoah's achievements in football have achieved him a legendary status that needs to be celebrated.
The Ghana national football team skipper has gone into the history books as the first Ghanaian player to score over 50 goals for Ghana in 105 games.
Asamoah Gyan is also noted as the highest scorer at the FIFA World Cup from an African country with 6 goals.
Neil-Armstrong cited these examples as some of his achievement. He lamented how Ghanaian have rather decided to focus on Asamoah Gyan's negatives instead of focusing on his many laurels.
"I think Ghanaians are making too much of a meal from Asamoah Gyan and the penalty issues. The young man is a legend of Ghana football as far as I’m concerned and we don’t celebrate him enough," Neil-Armstrong said.
"... Asamoah Gyan will have a statue erected in his image in another country for what he has done for this nation and they will be hailing him," he added.
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