Captain of the Ghana Black Stars Asamoah Gyan has choosen his debut goal against Somalia in 2003 as his all-time best goal for Ghana.
Speaking after the Stars’ win over Ethiopia; the 31-year-old said his debut goal against Somalia is his most memorable one.
“I have scored a lot of goals as everybody knows but I will say the goal I scored against Somalia in 2003 is my memorable goal as it was my debut appearance for my country at the senior level,” Gyan said.
The 31-year-old, made his debut against Somalia in 2003 at same venue when he came on for Isaac Boakye in the 2006 World Cup qualifier, three days before he turned 18 years; helping Ghana to win that game, and making him the youngest ever player to score for Ghana. He scored four times in seven matches during that successful World Cup qualifying campaign.Gyan scored with a penalty in the 85th minute of Ghana’s first match of the 2010 World Cup against Serbia in a 1–0 win.
The Al Ain striker scored against Ethiopia on Sunday to take his International goal tally to 50 out of 103 appearances.
Ghana’s captain has become the first Ghanaian player to achieve this feat and the fifth player in Africa aside Godfrey Chitalu, Hossam Hassan, Samuel Oto’o and Didier Drogba.
Gyan is also the top African goal scorer in World Cup finals history with six goals having scored in all three World Cups since 2006.
“Gyan is a good player and wonderful player, he was good today and helped Ghana ,” Bekele,Ethiopian Coach said after the game on Sunday.
“I think he is a great footballer not only in Ghana but in Africa.” He continued.