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2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan keen on Black Stars progress not personal record

Published on: 27 May 2014
Asamoah Gyan

By Rahman Osman

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed he is not thinking about of becoming Africa’s top scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup at this year’s finals in Brazil.

The 28 year old has scored four goals in two World Cup appearances; one less than Africa’s top scorer Cameroon legend Roger Milla.

Gyan will get another opportunity to write his name in the world cups records book at this year’s world cup.

He scored 29 goals for his UAE side Al Ain in the just ended season and also leads the Asian Champions League chart with 10 goals.

But despite beckoning history Gyan says his focus is helping Ghana go one step better than they did in South Africa.

“I have always said that it’s not about Asamoah Gyan, it’s about the nation Ghana,” he told

“I have always given my best to Ghana and if I do not score at the world cup and someone else does and Ghana qualifies I will be more than happy.

“We go as a team and the moment we start thinking of ourselves we deviate from the core aim of Ghanaians.”

Gyan is Ghana’s all-time third highest scorer with 39 goals in 77 appearances.


This article has 15 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ken says:
    May 27, 2014 06:18 pm
    Asamoah Gyan is really matured now. I like it. Just play as a team and the records will automatically follow as Ghana progresses in the tournament. Waris, Jordan, KPB, Dede etc will always give you a good pass if they have the opportunity. Also, please stay away from PK's as you have done recently.
  • Michael donkoh says:
    May 27, 2014 06:33 pm
    i luv u gyan n i wish u all de best
  • papa nkrumah says:
    May 27, 2014 06:42 pm
    Ei Gsn! Some times you say Gyan is the leading scorer for Ghana. Other times you say he's joint top. Now you're saying he's third. Pls be consistent so we can all be well informed. But for Baby Jet, this is the attitude we expect of him and all the players. Collective glory first, individual glory second.
  • Emmanuel Nkum says:
    May 27, 2014 07:24 pm
  • Askantwi says:
    May 27, 2014 07:29 pm
    Gyan is the all time top scorer in Ghana. Please, don't start manipulating the record books.
  • Kwabena says:
    May 27, 2014 07:46 pm
    Nicely said Gyan but do not say one thing and do another thing in Brazil. This selfless atitude you are advocating should go to all the team members especially the Ayew Brothers and Atsu.
  • Jagadu says:
    May 27, 2014 07:50 pm
    Brazil 2 - 0 Ghana. Finals (Maracana) Rio De Jeneirio. Go bet and make some money guys.
  • selfmade says:
    May 27, 2014 08:56 pm
    GYAN is not only going to be Ghana and Africa all time goalscorer in Brazil, JUST TWO GOALS LL MAKE BREAK INTO THE 35 LIST OF ALL TIME TOP GOAL SCORERS IN THE WC! If GYAN can just score two goals in Brazil, the FIFA home page for ALL TIME WC TOP SCORERS ll change from 35 lists to 36 as GYAN ll be included and this LL make GYAN, the first African player to be there! History is about to be made in Brazil!
  • selfmade says:
    May 27, 2014 09:06 pm
    I came up with this stats and now it seems GYAN has seen it too!! Kudos to all forumites on GSN, it means our COMMENTS ARE BEEN TAKING INTO CONSIDERATIONS!! Nice one!
  • Benito says:
    May 27, 2014 09:26 pm
    GSN,please you must be consistent in your reportage,you always report gyan as Ghana,s all time leading scorer,now you are saying different thing,we don't know about tomorrow.
  • African Consciousness says:
    May 28, 2014 02:32 am
    El Capitan well said, make sure this essential ingredient trickles down to the whole team. This does not mean you pass up on a hat trick if the opportunity presents itself. Please strikers, once you get near the box unleash the "Okocha" Muntari and KPB are masters of the OKOCHA!
  • Bayo says:
    May 28, 2014 07:49 am
    Make African proud
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 27, 2014 06:37 pm
    Good one baby jet ..
  • 21guns says:
    May 27, 2014 08:07 pm
    Forumites please take note some one is using selfmade's ID to attack people and insult indiscriminately here, be aware of that. And take note the guy doing that is from ALATA, he is Zambia to cover is tracks, no Zambian will have time for this
  • selfmade says:
    May 27, 2014 08:44 pm
    @ 21... Thanks a lot buddy! ... I don't understand why!!