By Muambo Edward
Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Ghanaian international forward Asamoah Gyan has revealed why he failed to secure a move to Manchester City in 2008.
The 34-year-old former Liberty Professionals forward confessed that playing through an injury in the 2008 African Cup of Nations on home soil, led to the collapse of his potential move to Manchester City.
Ghana only managed a third place medal with Gyan scoring just one goal in the tournament – a penalty against Guinea in their opening game of the tournament.
Gyan’s injury was aggravated during the tournament and the then Udinese forward was sidelined for five months.
The current NorthEast United forward in the Indian top flight regrets playing through the injury and aggravating it, which led to the collapse of his potential move to Manchester City that year.
“I regret playing in the tournament because after that I had to go out for five months.
“I was to suppose sign for Manchester City but I missed.
“That has been one of my biggest regrets with the national team.
Asamoah Gyan still had a chance to play in the English Premier League when he secured a move to Sunderland in 2010 from French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes.
He scored 11 goals in 36 league appearances with the Black Cats over two seasons before moving to Al Ain in Abu Dhabi first on loan before making the move permanent.
He has earned 109 caps for the Black Stars of Ghana with a record 51 goals and won two runners-up medals in the African Cup of Nations.
He is also remembered for the crucial penalty miss against Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, which prevented the Ghana from becoming the first ever African nation to reach the last four in a FIFA World Cup.
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