Former Captain of Ghana’s Senior National Team, The Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has responded to the unending barrage of trolls he has received especially on social media as Ghana and Africa marks the 10th anniversary of his traumatic penalty miss against Uruguay.
On 2 July 2010 at the Soccer City Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, the hearts of Ghanaian and African Footballer Lovers were in their mouths after a nerve-wracking encounter against Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay side that saw Ghana miss out under the most painful of circumstances.
Asamoah Gyan who missed the most crucial of penalties that could have sent Ghana into the Semi-final as the first African Country to do so has never really been forgiven by Ghanaian football lovers.
Today, on the 10th anniversary of the sad football event, the trolls resurfaced in full vigour against Gyan, who could easily pass as Ghana’s most under-appreciated player.
But typical of Africa’s highest-scoring player at the Fifa World Cup, Gyan has responded via Twitter, playing down the trolls and insisting that Ghanaians celebrate failure more than success.
He wrote, “We celebrate failure more than achievements. Me di333 I dey my corner dey enjoy myself. My family is very proud me. That’s what matters to me the most”