Former TSG Hoffenheim striker shares his thoughts on Sunday’s Premier League incident in Ghana
Former Ghana striker Prince Tagoe believes ex-international teammate Asamoah Gyan was treated unfairly by Asante Kotoko fans during Saturday’s Ghana Premier League match between the club and the team. the Legon Cities forward.
The 35-year-old former Sunderland and Udinese ace was booed by the Porcupine Warriors when he was introduced in the 75th minute into the game at the Accra sports stadium.
The match ended 1-0 in favor of Kotoko, Emmanuel Gyamfi’s decisive goal in the 13th minute.
“I think what happened to Gyan tells us what kind of country we are leaving. Ghanaians prefer falling people rather than lifting them up,” former TSH Hoffenheim frontman Tagoe told Angel TV. who played with Gyan at the 2010 World Cup.
“I didn’t expect such a thing to happen, what happened was disgusting as he is there to help raise the level of the Ghanaian Premier League.
“His presence in the league is a plus because the youngsters are learning a lot from him.
“We have a lot of players who are ready to go back under the GPL but what keeps them from coming is because of something like that.”
It is unclear why Gyan was booed.
While some attributed the hostility to the striker’s last-minute decision to dismiss Kotoko from signing instead for Legon upon his GPL return last October, others believe the act was a gesture for destabilize the attacker upon his introduction into the game, as Kotoko needed to protect their lead.
“Gyan did not take money from anyone [for which he should be booed for joining a different club]Tagoe added.
“Although he intended to play for Kotoko but if for some reason he is unable to join them, that doesn’t mean they should boo him because Kotoko may have been unable to respond.” to his requests.
“I think it’s not necessary because Gyan has made a name for himself in the game, so we should be proud of what we have. I won’t be surprised if Asamoah leaves the GPL. I think it was a childish act on the part of the fans.
Gyan did not take the treatment while lying down, after hitting back at Kotoko fans and calling them “hypocrites” and stressing that “there is only one Asamoah Gyan”.
The Black Stars forward is Ghana’s all-time top scorer and most capped player, having scored 51 goals in 109 outings.