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Maybe he wants an autograph - Asamoah Gyan takes swipe at NDC MP over claims of intentional penalty miss at 2010 Word Cup

Football News Maybe he wants an autograph - Asamoah Gyan takes swipe at NDC MP over claims of intentional penalty miss at 2010 Word Cup
MAR 1, 2024 LISTEN

Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has fired back at Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor after the latter accused him of intentionally missing a penalty during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The lawmaker, speaking to Accra-based Radio XYZ, claimed that Gyan deliberately missed his last-minute penalty in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay.

This accusation followed Gyan's appointment to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's campaign team for the 2024 general elections.

In response to Dafeamekpor's comments, Gyan sarcastically hit back, suggesting that the MP might be seeking his autograph. "Maybe he wants an autograph. Don’t worry. I will sign one for him soon," the former Sunderland forward wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

Gyan has taken a bold step into politics as he was announced as part of the governing NPP's campaign team for the 2024 elections. The 38-year-old will chair the party’s sub-committee on Youth and Sports under Vice President Dr Bawumia, who is the flagbearer of the NPP.

However, Gyan insists that he is only focused on helping the next generation and is not bothered by criticism regarding his decision to join Dr Bawumia’s campaign team.

The legendary striker who retired from professional football in June 2023, remains the all-time top scorer for the Black Stars with 51 appearances in 109 matches. Additionally, he still holds the record as Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup with six goals.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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