Gyan brands CAF ‘unfair’

Published On 03/01/2015 | By Solace Chukwu | Africa, Best of the Rest, Ghana, International, Latest News, Top Stories, World Cup 2014

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has rubbished the selection process for the 2014 Africa Footballer of the Year award.

The Al-Ain striker was sifted out as the shortlist for CAF’s most prestigious individual award was whittled down to three, leaving incumbent Yaya Toure, Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to jostle for supremacy.

“I think the fans and everybody on the continent know what I did in 2014,” he told GHANAsoccernet.

“I think in 2014, I deserve the award.

“Talking about my achievements at the World Cup, talking about the qualifiers to the World Cup, talking about club level and the Asian Champions League, I think everything went well for me and I was able to prove myself.

“What I want to ask CAF is that what do I do or what does a player have to do to win the award?

“Because in the past we all know some players who deserved it, but didn’t get it.

“For me I don’t think it is fair.”

In June, Gyan became the highest-scoring African player in the history of the World Cup, passing the legendary Roger Milla. He also headlined Al-Ain’s AFC Champions League campaign in 2014 with 12 goals.



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