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Samuel Inkoom reveals what makes Asamoah Gyan phenomenal

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Ghana's striker Asamoah Gyan (L) celebrates with Ghana's defender Samuel Inkoom after scoring during extra-time in the 2010 World Cup round of 16 football match USA vs. Ghana on June 26, 2010 at Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg. NO PUSH TO MOBILE / MOBILE USE SOLELY WITHIN EDITORIAL ARTICLE - AFP PHOTO / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Ghana right-back Samuel Inkoom has expressed his admiration for Asamoah Gyan and has likened him to former World best player George Weah.

According to him, Gyan is a complete striker who possesses great techniques in executing his duties as a striker.


The duo played together for the Black Stars of Ghana during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where Ghana got elimination at the quarter-finals stage by Uruguay.

UYOKOHAMA, JAPAN – SEPTEMBER 10: Samuel Inkoom of Ghana controls the ball during the international friendly match between Japan and Ghana at International Stadium Yokohama on September 10, 2013 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

“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.

“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.”

Gyan had some great times during the 2010 World Cup scoring three goals before Ghana was eliminated from the Mundial.

Before the 2010 World Cup, Gyan had netted the first of his six goals at the tournament in the 2006 edition in Germany, when he bagged the opener for the Black Stars in their 2-0 victory over the Czech Republic.


Eight years after that, in 2014, he scored against both Germany and Portugal in the group stage, as Ghana drew with the former and were defeated 2-1 by the latter.

Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals in 109 appearances after earning his debut call-up in 2003.

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