Fans booing Asamoah Gyan was a childish act - Prince Tagoe

Published on: 04 May 2021

Prince Tagoe has blasted Asante Kotoko supporters for disrespecting Asamoah Gyan during Saturday's Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Legon Cities.

The Porcupine Warriors booed Asamoah Gyan after his 75th-minute entry into the game at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Augustine Okrah scored the only goal in the 13th minute to give Kotoko a 1-0 victory.

“I think what happened to Gyan tells us the kind of country we are leaving in. Ghanaians fancy the downfall of people instead of lifting them," Tagoe told Angel TV.

"I didn’t expect such a thing to happen, what happened was disgusting because he is here to help raise the standard of the Ghana Premier League,"

“His presence in the league is a plus because the young ones are learning a lot from him,"

"We have a lot of players who are willing to return to the GPL but what is preventing them from coming, it is because of something like this,"

The former TSH Hoffenheim forward Tagoe, who played together with Gyan at the 2010 World Cup said the incident was unnesssary.

“Gyan has not taken money from anyone [for which he should be booed for joining a different club]," Tagoe added.

"Although he had an intention to play for Kotoko but if one reason or the other he is unable to join them, it doesn’t mean they should boo him because it might be that Kotoko were unable to meet his demands.

“I think it is unnecessary because Gyan has made his name in the game so we should be proud of what we have. I will not be surprised if Asamoah quits the GPL. I think it was a childish act from the fans.”

Gyan has reacted to the booing by warning Kotoko fans in a video posted on his Instagram.