Asamoah Gyan not giving up on dreams of playing for ‘childhood’ club Asante Kotoko


Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has reiterated his desire to play for his childhood club, Asante Kotoko before he retires from football.

The 35-year-old made a return to the local topflight prior to the start of the 2020/21 season.

Gyan was linked to the Porcupine Warriors but ended up signing for Legon Cities on a one year deal.

The former Sunderland and Kayseriespor forward struggled to live up to expectations due to consistent injuries.

The country’s all-time top goalscorer made just seven appearances for the Royals in all competitions.

Currently without a club and looking to get back in shape, Gyan said he hopes to play for Kotoko before he hangs his boots.

“Anything is possible. Asante Kotoko is my childhood club and I support them. I want to wear the jersey of Kotoko, even if it’s for one day I will be okay. I would be glad but I’ve to look at the body and my health first,” he told Otwinoko TV, as quoted by Myjoyonline.

“If it is Kotoko or any other club, it will be fine but the most important thing is for me to be fit and ready again to play.”

The 35-year-old, however, noted that he was currently not in a position to play for any topflight side.

He admitted that the injuries have taken a toll on him, insisting he aims to be fit by January to return to active football.

“Right now I am not active because of injuries. All these years, injuries have broken me down a bit. So I gave myself time off to check my body.

“By God’s grace, I’ll be back to action in January 2022. I just want to enjoy football because I can’t play football forever. Now I have some strength so I want to return to playing,” Gyan added.

Meanwhile, the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season start this weekend at the various stadia.

Source: footballghana.com


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