AFCON 2023: Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan takes dig at Black Stars using Victor Osimhen

Asamoah Gyan seemingly trolled the Black Stars of Ghana team having been impressed by one Super Eagles star at AFCON 2023.

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, has become a standout figure at AFCON 2023, capturing the attention of fans and football legends alike.

Despite netting just once in the tournament, Osimhen’s remarkable work rate and contributions to the Super Eagles have not gone unnoticed.

As the tournament unfolds, Ghanaian football legend, Asamoah Gyan, took the opportunity to highlight Osimhen’s passionate play, setting the stage for a subtle jab at the Black Stars.

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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen

The Nigerian striker, who plays for Napoli, has been a pivotal force in the Super Eagles’ campaign, especially highlighted in their victory against Cameroon.

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Gyan’s Social Media Praise and Sly Dig

Asamoah Gyan had nothing but praise for Victor Osimhen

After Nigeria’s convincing 2-0 victory over Cameroon, securing a quarterfinal showdown against Angola on February 2, Asamoah Gyan, 38, took to social media to share his thoughts.

In a post, he specifically praised Nigeria’s no.9, stating, ‘Osimhen plays with passion. That’s what every country wants their players to do.’

While the compliment seems directed at Osimhen’s exemplary commitment, Gyan’s words carry an undertone that appears to be a sly dig at the Black Stars of Ghana.

Victor Osimhen against Equatorial Guinea.

Gyan’s praise for Victor Osimhen, coupled with the veiled commentary on the style of play, suggests a nuanced critique of the Black Stars’ performance in AFCON 2023.

Ghana failed to qualify from the group stages having had to rely on specific outcomes that did not materialize.

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Ghana’s hopes were ultimately dashed as Cameroon secured the second position in their group with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Gambia.

Guinea finished third in the group with four points, sealing Ghana’s fate.

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