Fifty goals in 103 international outings for Ghana, striker Asamoah Gyan wrote his name in gold in the national football records after scoring against Ethiopia last Sunday.
But the Black Stars skipper remains grounded, saying he feels blessed to join the legendary class of African players – Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o Fils, Godfrey Chitalu and Hossam Hassan to have scored 50+ goals milestone for their respective nations.
“For me, the numbers say it all. I don’t need to blow my own horns,” Gyan told starrsportsgh.com.
“The statistics that I have done for the national team [is clear]. I have nothing to say; it is left with the people to judge it.
“And me joining these legends – talking about Drogba, Hossam Hassan, Eto’o Fils as you said, I feel blessed and really thank God for what he has been doing for me so far,” he added.
Gyan made his debut for the Black Stars on November 19, 2003 – coming in a substitute for Isaac Boakye and going ahead to score in the 90th minute at age 17 against Somalia. It was a game Ghana won by five goals to nil just like they did against Ethiopia on Sunday.
The 31-year-old has since not looked back but carried the nation on his back in difficult times and in addition scored some incredible and sumptuous goals for the national team. Among them is Ghana’s first ever goal at the World Cup in Germany 2006 and the half volley against USA in 2010 World Cup to send Ghana to the quarter-finals.