A football administrator, Takyi Arhin, has proposed erecting a statue in commemoration of retired professional footballer Asamoah Gyan.
If the government cannot honour him with a statue, the outspoken administrator suggests constructing a sports facility and naming it after him.
He claimed that Asamoah Gyan has proven without reasonable doubt that he is Ghana’s top striker.
He told Andrews Kwabena Gyasi of Rainbow Sports that this honour will inspire other young footballers to do their best and dedicate themselves to making Ghana proud.
Mr. Arhin stated that Ghana will not be the first country to recognise Asamoah Gyan in this fashion, as other countries have done for their retiring footballers.
He said this should be done by the Ghana Football Association and the State.
“It should be the state in collaboration with the GFA.” We must remember him. This is done when you travel somewhere else. As the National Team’s leading scorer, we must create a statue in his honour or name a facility after him. This would motivate aspiring footballers to give their all. Some of us need to rally behind that call so that the state will do something for Asamoah Gyan. He deserves it.”
Ghanaian strike Asamoah Gyan has officially retired from active football.
The footballer announced his retirement in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.
The 37 years old said, “It is time…that voice has been clear in my ears, and I have succumbed to it, IT IS TIME. IT IS TIME TO HANG THE JERSEY AND BOOTS IN GLORY as I retire officially from active football”.
Gyan began his professional career with Liberty Professionals in Ghana in 2003.
He later played for teams in France, England, Turkey, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
He is the Ghana national team’s all-time leading scorer, with 51 goals in 106 matches.
He was instrumental in Ghana reaching the round of 16 of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana