Soccer News of Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he does not believe in the use of spiritual powers to enhance his football career.
The Al Ain striker went on to reveal that he once rejected an amulet which was supposed to make him more prolific in front of goal during his juvenile days in Ghana.
“When I was at the colts level someone approached me and was like: ‘Take this and you’re going to score more goals, but I rejected it,” Gyan told Accra based radio station Starr FM.
“There are people who believe in those things, for me I don’t believe in it but it exists.”
Gyan is Ghana’s all-time leading scorer and at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations, he equaled Reverend Osei Kofi’s total of seven Nations Cup goals.
He has played in all of Ghana’s three FIFA World Cup appearances and has reached the African Cup of Nations final twice, losing on both occasions to Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively.