Organize a testimonial match for Asamoah Gyan when he retires – Abukari Damba tells GFA

Published on: 25 September 2020

Former Ghana international, Abukari Damba has encouraged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to consider organizing a testimonial match for one of the country's all-time greats, Asamoah Gyan.

The former Black Stars captain is the country's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals in 106 appearances and Africa's leading top scorer with six goals at the FIFA World Cup.

Gyan has been to numerous Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and has lost the title on two occasions in 2010 Angola against Egypt and 2015 Equatorial Guinea-Gabon against Cote d'Ivoire in the finals.

Having paid his dues for the country after making his debut back in 2003, the former Black Stars goalkeeper wants the Ghana FA to bid Gyan a befitting farewell when he calls it a quit.

Speaking to Hello FM in Kumasi, he said, “It’s a wonderful thing to give Gyan a fitting farewell. If we don't do that Gyan will be done and what will be the legacy that he'll be leaving behind. That's what we should be thinking about. So organizing a testimonial game is very good because he's an ambassador for Ghana”

“The testimonial game is good where we can invite Stephen Appiah, Laryea Kingston, Osei Kuffour and other top players to honour such game. You put them together and use it to thank them for their services. They will feel very proud and will be willing to be part of the team”

“But then let's have a dialogue to find out what time are we going to organise that. If we go like this we'll know how exactly to organize it. I support a testimonial game for Asamoah Gyan because he deserves it” he said.