Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan is a man under fire. He has incurred the wrath of Ghanaians for claiming that the spot kick the country was awarded during their 2022 World Cup qualifier against South Africa was soft
Ghana qualified for the play-offs of the 2022 Qatar World Cup after emerging 1-0 victors over South Africa. The Black Stars were awarded a penalty in the first half of the match after defender Daniel Amartey appeared to have been felled in the penalty box. Andre Dede Ayew, captain of the National team stepped forward to duly dispatch the spot kick
There was a lot of controversy surrounding the spot kick so much so that the South Africa FA lodged a complaint to CAF and FIFA over suspicions over match fixings. And commenting on the incident during the game, Asamoah Gyan gave his honest opinion, saying that the spot kick was a soft one.
He has since come under attack from a section of Ghanaians with football administrator, Alhaji Grunsah coming for his head calling him ungrateful for his comments.
Now another Ghanaian football legend, Charles Taylor has come out to give his take on the comments of Asamoah Gyan
“If I were in Asamoah Gyan’s shoes, I’d not comment on this South Africa penalty saga. His comment was unfair to Ghana as a legend. He shouldn’t have made that comment knowing he is a former captain and a huge figure. Sometimes you don’t have to have opinion on everything especially when you know your status,” said Charles Taylor.
“Someone will also argue that he Gyan was awarded some soft penalties when he played. But he didn’t say they were soft so he will reject. He scored and celebrated. Why didn’t he say he was honest and reject them then.”