Asamoah Gyan, captain of Ghana’s senior national team, Black Stars, has said he wants to be remembered for the number of goals he has scored for the country when he retires.
The former Sunderland striker has scored 51 goals so far for the national team, making him the all-time top scorer for Ghana.
He is also Africa’s all-time top scorer at the Fifa World Cup with six goals.
The Kayserispor forward told Countryman Songo on Asempa FM’s ‘Fire for Fire’ Thursday, 22 November 2018 that: “I’ve achieved a lot in my football career and there is a lot Ghanaians can remember me for. If for nothing at all, they can remember me for the goals I’ve scored for the national team, over 50.
“If somebody breaks that record in the next 20 years, fine, but for now, I’m the top scorer and I want to be remembered for that achievement.”
Gyan further revealed his wish is to win the African Cup of nation before he retires.
“I go into a tournament to win the trophy but as you know, football is not like boxing where the victory depends on one person. In football, it is teamwork, and so, you can go into a tournament with a mindset that may be different from the others but I have the desire to win the AFCON,” he said.