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Van Persi pays tribute to Christian Gyan after Ghanaian dies at age 43

Former Ghana International, Christian Gyan and Robin Van Persi Former Ghana International, Christian Gyan and Robin Van Persi

Legendary Dutch forward, Robin Van Persi has expressed his sadness following the death of Feyenoord’s hero Christian Gyan.

It was confirmed on Wednesday that the former Ghana defender had passed away after suffering illness for some time prompting tribute from Van Persi.

Gyan and Van Persi played together for three years and won the UEFA Europa League in 2002.

“A beautiful soul is never forgotten,” Van Persi wrote on Twitter.

“You were there for me in the early days of my career and supported me like a big brother.

“I will forever be thankful for those memories. Rest in peace Christian,” he added.

Gyan spent the majority of his career at Feyenoord who have expressed great sadness after learning of his death.

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