Gyan not looking for personal laurels at AFCON 2017

Monday 23rd January , 2017 4:26 pm

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is not hunting for individual prizes at the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon. He says that he is rather focused on the team’s pursuit of the title.

Gyan became Ghana’s all-time highest scorer in the history of the African Cup of Nations when he headed home a Jordan Ayew cross against Mali on Saturday.

He is on 49 international goals and is one away from becoming Ghana’s highest goal scorer but all that is on Gyan’s back burner for the moment.

He wants Ghana to pick up the trophy at the end of the tournament.

“In tournaments, we do not look for personal glory. When it happens, I will be happy but when the team wins, I will be happy too. As the captain, I need to lead the team to win and that is the most important thing right now. If after that, I get on to the scoresheet, then I can celebrate my personal achievement.

Our focus is on winning against Egypt on Wednesday. As a striker, people expect me to score goals and that is what I have until now. I have nothing to prove. I am still young and there are more trophies to be won.

But for now, we want to get the victory first, then, I will look at personal glory.”




By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana