Black Stars general captain, Asamoah Gyan has indicated he should have won the African best player in 2010 and 2014 after finishing second behind Africa legend Samuel Etoo in 2010.
“Sometimes I don’t know how they vote it, but I still think I should have won it in 2010 and 2014 because I deserved it” he claimed.
“I did everything I was scoring goals, I was on top of my shape, I was doing everything you can check the stats” he continued.
“I don’t know how they rate it. Why am I saying I should have won it in 2010 and 2014, without saying 2011, 2012, 2013” he asked?
“It’s because I knew what I did and everybody saw it… I think 2010 and 2014 should have been my year” he noted.
“Sometimes I feel like there were a lot of players who were even better than me and they didn’t get to there”.
“But at least I was able to win the BBC African Player of the Year, it was one of my (most) prestigious awards in my career. I was second in the CAF Awards”.
“I placed second behind one of the greatest African players, Samuel Eto’o, Drogba was third”.
“Being on (the stage) with these great legends, great giants, I still feel proud of myself and still feel great” he concluded.
Gyan scored 29 goals for Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and six for Ghana in nine appearances in 2014 when he lost the award to Yaya Toure.
The 34-year-old still remains Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer with 51 goals.