Asamoah Gyan has uncovered that he dismissed a transition to Manchester City to play in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ghana.
The previous Ghana skipper was one of the vital participants for the Black Stars during the competition however he was scrutinized for neglecting to satisfy hopes.
As per him, he has forfeited a great deal to address Ghana in the 2008 mainland masterpiece so he felt unjustifiably treated and got injured over reactions from the Ghanaian games cherishing fans.
Gyan got once at the title – a punishment in the initial game against Guinea. The forward uncovered that he played through injury to address his country which saw him sidelined for a very long time after the competition was finished.
“I sacrificed for the nation. I should have been out of the tournament, but I felt that because of the love I have for the country I decided to come because I had a contract to sign for Manchester City, but I ignored the contract. I remember my agent told me I should boycott the Africa Cup of Nations and go for rehab and go and sign the contract. “At that time I didn’t feel any criticism, starting from the colts level it was like I was being pampered until that time. I didn’t know anything about criticism until that time,” Asamoah Gyan told Pulse Ghana quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“I felt like the criticism was unfair to me because they criticized me and I think it was personal in a game that we won, which Ghanaian were expecting like 10-0. People didn’t understand what was going on at that time, so I thought I was treated unfairly.
He took steps to leave the camp of the Black Stars, yet the President of the Republic of Ghana at the time John Agyekum Kuffour interceded and he repealed his choice.