“He Was Not Bashing Me Over Penalty Miss”-Asamoah Gyan Reveals What Stephen Appiah Told Him

Following Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss against Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup, there were many questions asked about his ability to engineer a disappointing penalty miss at a time when all Ghanaians thought the Black Stars were on their way to the semi-finals.

Following the match, a viral photo of Asamoah Gyan and then-captain Stephen Appiah became viral on the internet, sparking several debates and getting Ghanaians talking.

Stephen Appiah was seen severely pointing a finger at Asamoah Gyan in the viral snapshot, while the latter stood in front of Appiah with uttermost contrition, based on his facial expression.

Most Ghanaians described this popular photo incorrectly, believing Stephen Appiah was screaming abuses and lambasting Gyan for missing that penalty against Uruguay.

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According to Asamoah Gyan, the viral image didn’t accurately depict what happened between them at the time.

He stated that Stephen Appiah was actually urging them to forget about the penalty miss and focus on what was in store for them in the remaining stages of the game as he explained what happened between them in that particular photo.

Stephen Appiah was genuinely urging Gyan to keep playing since he was a brilliant player, according to Gyan’s narration.

After Ghana tied 1-1 with Uruguay due to a no-goal after extra time, the captain went on to inspire him to progress with the second penalty shootout, which was actually the five-a-side shootouts.

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