24.10.2020 Football News

Ghana Premier League: Black Stars General Captain Asamoah Gyan Joins Legon Cities FC

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Asamoah Gyan
LISTEN OCT 24, 2020
Asamoah Gyan

General captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has joined Ghana Premier League side, Legon Cities ahead of the new football season.

Gyan, 34, was on the verge of joining Kumasi Asante Kotoko ahead of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season but negotiations have hits snag due to high demands of the former Al Ain striker.

The former Liberty Professionals ace openly declared to play for the club before he ends his playing career.

However, the Royals have signed Gyan after fruitful negotiations with Board Chairman of Legon Cities and Lemla Group Mr Richard Kings Atikpo.

According to multiple media reports, Gyan will pocket $150,000 for joining the club. Gyan has been training with the club for the past week.

The former Sunderland and Kayserispor forward has been clubless after parting ways with Indian Super side, NorthEast United this year.

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals and has represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.

Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League will kick off on November 13. However, Legon Cities will host Berekum Chelsea in their season opener at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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