17 years later the TOP African striker decides to go back to his homeland: Asamoah Gyan gets back to Ghana as he has signed a 1 year contract with Legin Citiz. He made 6 goals during the World Championships and now, no matter the success he’s been able to reach, he decides to return and play on his home field.
Asamoah is essentially a legendary player who played for many international clubs, and who has started his international career at a very young age. In November 2003 he scored his first goal for Ghana against Somalia, thus becoming the youngest player ever to score — he was only 17 years old back then.
He also scored Ghana's first goal in the 2006 World Cup final and it was the fastest goal of that championship. It took him 68 seconds in the match against the Czech Republic but during the same match he missed the penalty, which made his merit just a little bit less significant.
And this was only the beginning: in 2010 Asamoa was BBC African Footballer of the Year, he was a UAE Super Cup Winner in 2012, and an UAE Champion from 2011 to 2015. In 2019 he made a decision to finish his career as a Ghana player, but in 2020 he made a decision to continue it.
He said that sometimes people forget that the Ghanaian league is also a professional league. “I received an offer, everything suited me. I'm glad to be in the Ghana Championship.”
He’s aimed to show great results from the very beginning as it is important to him and he claims that he needs to start playing and enjoying football and the same time once again. He wants to get in shape and start scoring as quickly as possible, because he understands that his future is tightly connected to the success of the national team.
He has signed a contract with the local club Legin Citiz, the contract with the 34-year-old forward is for 1 year. He signed it on the last day of the Ghanaian transfer window. Asamoa is going to play for a Ghana club for the first time since 2003 — he played 109 matches and scored 51 goals and that’s exactly why this homecoming is so important to Ghana.
People who have posted about this on TikTok definitely didn’t have to buy TikTok likes to spread a word about this return: the football community is excited and waiting for new scores from a legendary striker.