Former Accra Hearts of Oak forward Bernard Don Bortey has eulogized the General Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan.

According to him, Ghana should erect a statue for Asamoah Gyan to honour his heroics for the nation.

He made this revelation in an interview on Ds Sports.

The former Hearts of Oak winger asserted that the former Kayserispor striker is a good guy and the public criticize him because they are not close to him.

Don Bortey recounted his meeting with Asamoah at the National team camp where he was mentored by the latter and expressed his appreciation for the immense role he played in his life.

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He also revealed that anytime the General Captain of the Black Stars arrives in Ghana he gets in touch with him.

However, Asamoah Gyan in a recent interview disclosed that he would be elated if the country could honour him before he retires from playing for the National team.

It could be recalled that Football erudite Kwaku Manu eulogized Asamoah Gyan insisting that no Ghanaian footballer dead or alive can be compared to the General captain of the Black Stars.

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His proclamation comes at the back of the poor treatment meted out to Asamoah Gyan after he was stripped off his captaincy prior to the Africa Cup of Nations.

According to Kofi Manu,a legend like Asamoah Gyan didn’t deserve such treatment.

“You don’t treat a player like Asamoah Gyan like that.His track record both on and off the field is insurmountable” He said.

“Even those he has helped through his many charity organisations did not even wish the team well. It was an unfortunate decision to take the captaincy from him at that material time.

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“You took him and didn’t allow him to play. His mere presence in the team was a scary factor for opposing players. These are facts.

“No Ghanaian player can be compared to Asamoah Gyan’s record in world football. He has set records at FIFA and CAF levels.

“He  is the highest goal scoring African player at the World Cup and many other unaccountable  achievements. You cant take that away from him. He is the real deal.” He added.


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