Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan had said after he missed the 2010 world cup quarter-final penalty against Uruguay that, he will not play a penalty for the Black Stars again.
That was after Ghanaians had verbally abused the skipper and even threatened to deal with his family.
“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 are the words from Asamoah Gyan Speaking on Accra-based Happy Fm . Asamoah Gyan was quizzed in that interview about what motivated his decision and he replied, his mother advised him not to before his death.
However,”loud mouth”Comedienne and Television personality Afia Schwarzenegger, has accused Black Stars Skipper, Asamoah Gyan of disrespecting his mother’s ghost.
Her comments were in reaction to a missed penalty during a friendly match between the Black Stars and their US counterparts where the player offered to take but missed.
He has been trolled on social media for not standing by his mother’s advice not to ever take penalty kicks after similar missed chances in time past that courted insults from aggrieved Ghanaians.
Afia Schwarzenegger said:”I tot you said your mum asked you to stay away from penalties? Where you disrespecting your mother’s ghost or you lied to Ghanaians….. but you kraaa why? Stay Away from our penalties. Akua Donkor can do better”