Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has finally revealed what Stephen Appiah told him after his infamous last-minute penalty missed that denied Ghana into the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay. Ghanaian fans were left heartbroken after Gyan smatch the penalty kick against goal post which eventually knocked Black Stars out of the tournament.
Ghana and Uruguay played 1-1 in the quarter-final FIFA World Cup after dramatic 90 minutes of action, before the match was extended to extra time which ended in a point at a piece.
However, with the game almost heading to penalties as Barcelona stars Luis Suarez prevented Dominic Adiyah’s header from going to the back of the net.
However, Gyan failed to convert the spot-kick to send Ghana to the semi-finals of the tournament.
Stephen Appiah appeared to be furiously talking to Gyan after he failed to convert the spot-kick.
But in an interview with GTV Sports Plus, the former Sunderland and Kayserispor forward revealed that Appiah told him not to ever think to decline from taking the post-match spot Kicks.
“That picture was after I had missed the penalty”… I was worried, standing there. He came to me and said, Hey, Listen you are the best penalty taker in the team. Don’t ever dare, You are going to take it, show everyone who you are, I believe in you”
This has actually settled the dust and cleared the air on a discussion that had spanned over 10 years now.
Meanwhile, Gyan has also revealed that he harbors an ambition of becoming a coach after his playing career.
He also did not his long time ambition to play his club Kumasi Asante Kotoko before he retires from active football.