Gyan brands CAF ‘unfair’
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has rubbished the selection process for the 2014 Africa Footballer of the Year award.
The Al-Ain striker was sifted out as the shortlist for CAF’s most prestigious individual award was whittled down to three, leaving incumbent Yaya Toure, Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to jostle for supremacy.
“I think the fans and everybody on the continent know what I did in 2014,” he told GHANAsoccernet.
“I think in 2014, I deserve the award.
“Talking about my achievements at the World Cup, talking about the qualifiers to the World Cup, talking about club level and the Asian Champions League, I think everything went well for me and I was able to prove myself.
“What I want to ask CAF is that what do I do or what does a player have to do to win the award?
“Because in the past we all know some players who deserved it, but didn’t get it.
“For me I don’t think it is fair.”
In June, Gyan became the highest-scoring African player in the history of the World Cup, passing the legendary Roger Milla. He also headlined Al-Ain’s AFC Champions League campaign in 2014 with 12 goals.