GFAwards21: Asamoah Gyan honoured with Player of the Decade Award

GFAwards21: Asamoah Gyan honoured with Player of the Decade Award

  • Asamoah Gyan has been honoured with the Player of the Decade Award at the 2021 Ghana Football Awards (GFAwards21)
  • The former Black Stars captain is Ghana's all-time top scorer with over 50 goals and the African with the most goals in World Cup history
  • GFAwards21 came off at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, July 3

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Ghana's all-time goal scorer, Asamoah Gyan, emerged as the Player of the Decade at the 3rd edition of the Ghana Football Awards (GFAwards21) held on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

GFAwards21 was held at the Grand Arena, Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday to honour Ghanaian football stars for their sterling performance in the year under review and contribution to the game both locally and internationally.

Legendary former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, also known as Baby Jet, was honoured with the Player of the Decade Award on the night.

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GFAwards21: Asamoah Gyan honoured with the Player of the Decade Award
GFAwards21: Asamoah Gyan honoured with the Player of the Decade Award. Image: crabbimedia
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Addressing his fans and followers in a clip, Gyan, who failed to show up at the event to pick up the award, apologised to his fans.

''Hello good evening everyone, I'm very sorry I couldn't make it to the awards night,'' he said.

Gyan went ahead to express immense gratitude to his fans and Ghanaians for the award.

''I want to thank everybody for this prestigious award. First of all, I'd like to thank my family, fans, and all the people from Ghana for this award; being honoured as the Player of the Decade is so humbling.
''I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers and everybody who made this event possible,'' he added.

The former Black Stars captain has a tall career achievement unmatched by his peers in Ghana.

Aside from being Ghana's all-time top scorer with over 50 goals, Gyan is the African with the most goals in World Cup history, reports myjoyonline.com.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported the Olympic team of Ghana has left the country for the summer Olympics games in Tokyo three weeks before the commencement of the global event.

The team left in the late hours of Wednesday, June 30, 2021, and are expected to arrive in Japan on Thursday.

A contingent made up of four athletes and some management team members left the Kotoka international airport last night.

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