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“I have said it several times and I’ll say it again today too, I will not rescind my decision not to take penalty kicks for the national team again, I will only play when it’s a penalty shoot-out and I have no option but even with that, I will not be part of the first five.”
Those were the words of Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan on based Happy FM after the 2010 world cup.
It’s been 5 years since his resolve not to take a penalty for the nation, and soccer fans have grown accustomed to it.
In a friendly match between the Black Stars and the United States of America on Sunday, Asamoah Gyan against all expectations stepped forward to take the resultant penalty kick, one which can be described as the most woeful penalty kicks ever.
Asamoah has received lots of backlash from Ghanaians on social media after the match. He was trolled and mocked for missing yet another important penalty.
What most Ghanaians seek to know is whether he lied to Ghanaians about his mum telling him to stop taking penalties after the 2010 incident or he has just decided to disobey his late mother.
Most recent to join the trolling is controversial self-acclaimed queen of comedy Afia Schwarzenegger, Afia posted on her Instagram page a meme of Asamoah Gyan in gown with the inscription “queen of penalty”.
She captioned the picture as “stay away from our Penalties...Akua Donkor can do better”.
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