The 34-year-old is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals. He is also Africa’s record scorer at the World Cup with six strikes.
He’s done a lot, and amongst that is his costly penalty miss against Uruguay during the quarter-final of the 2010 World Cup which was played at the Soccer City Stadium in South Africa exactly ten years today.
It seems Ghanaians will never forget this incident, which is why several posts of the match has resurfaced causing Gyan to address the issue. In a twitter post, he said;
“We celebrate failure more than achievements. Me di333 I dey my corner dey enjoy myself. My family is very proud of me. That’s what matters to me the most.”
Gyan spoke to TV3 earlier this year and he admitted that the memory of that miss still haunts and hurts him. He is nearing retirement now at age 34, and the former Sunderland foward says he so much craves for a second chance to redeem himself.
“Till today, any time I’m alone, it still haunts me. Sometimes I feel like the world should go back again so I can redeem myself, but I know this is something that will haunt me for the rest of my life,” he said.