Former Asante Kotoko and Ghana right-back Samuel Inkoom has showered approbations on Ghana’s great Asamoah Gyan, likening him to 1995 Ballon d’or winner George Weah.
The duo featured for Ghana at the World Cup in 2010, where Gyan missed a penalty against Uruguay in the dying embers of extra-time to send Ghana through to the semifinal. Ghana eventually lost to Uruguay on penalty shoutouts, but Asamoah Gyan however demonstrated his goal scoring prowess to the World by scoring 3 goals in 5 games.
“I don’t know how to describe him,” Inkoom told Goal. “Gyan is one of the strikers who has great timing, he smells – he’s always smelling, like George Weah, he can smell where the ball will come, and he’s very good at finishing,” Samuel Inkoom told Goal.
“As a striker he has everything; he has the skill, he can pass, he can dribble, he has good technique, he’s very good in the air,” the full-back continued. “He has everything.”
“For me, he’s phenomenal,” Inkoom continued. “He’s the African player who has the most goals at the World Cup – six – so Gyan always wants to prove a point and to die for his country.
“Gyan is very talented striker, very gifted.”
Asamoah Gyan has featured in 109 games for the Black Stars, the most by any player. He’s also the country’s all-time scorer with 51 goals.
Gyan has featured in multiple tournaments for the Black Stars, including the 2006 World Cup in Germany, 2010 World Cup in South Africa and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.