The Black Stars captain, who is also involved in boxing promotion and music, claims his accomplishments are exemplary
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he’s “living his dream” while encouraging his fans to pursue
The 30-year-old striker added to his list of accomplishments over the weekend by winning the Sports Personality of the Year accolade at the 2015 Ghana Sports Fans Award.
“I wanted to achieve a lot in football. That’s why I say I am living my dream. I’m a happy man right now,” Gyan said at the gala.
“Whenever my old friends see me, they still remember me talking about achieving a lot, and [I’m glad] I’ve lived up to it.
“I’m therefore motivating all the guys who are looking up to me and the other Black Stars players that, it’s possible they can achieve their dreams despite [the struggles].
“In my career, I have seen ups and downs, a lot of criticisms and stuffs but I am here today.”
Gyan is currently the all-time top scorer of the Black Stars with 48 goals and also stands as Africa’s top scorer at the Fifa World Cup with six goals over three tournaments. He’s also the historic scorer of Ghana’s first ever World Cup goal at Germany 2006.
Currently on the books of Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, Gyan previously represented local side Liberty Professionals, Italian teams Udinese and Modena, French Ligue 1 outfit Rennes, English club Sunderland as well as Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier in 2010, he was adjudged the BBC African Footballer of the Year, and his current £227,000-a-week contract in China makes him the highest paid African footballer and the sixth in the world according to UK-based news outlet Mirror