For the captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan dedication is the one thing setting him apart from the colleagues he started playing football with.
The current top scorer of the nake senior national tean has seen injuries blighted his career but the lethsl firward believes he can still play football for the next eight to ten years.
“When I started getting injured, I got a bit frustrated. I had people telling me to retire from the game. But when things like this happen in your career, it’s a test on your mental toughness. For me I can overcome all these obstacles, and I think I can play for more years,” he said on Hot FM.
“One thing about football is dedication. When you dedicate yourself to the game, it motivates you to wake up at dawn to go to training. Wake up early morning for training. Sometimes your club calls you asking you why you are late for training. It’s like you are being forced to train but with dedication you want to give your all,” he added.
“I can tell you dedication is the reason why a lot of players retire. It’s get to a time even to wake up and go for training it becomes difficult. And most players don’t want to be coerced in to training, hence the reason they quit early.”
The lethal forward is back on the pitch although not 100% but banging in the goals for his club, Al Ahly, taking his tally to 4 in 11 games, having started in 5 of those games.