Former Black Stars defender Samuel Inkoom has likened Asamoah Gyan to Liberian legend George Oppong Weah saying “he’s very good at finishing.”
The duo played together for Ghana’s national side, memorably reaching the World Cup quarter-final together in 2010, where the West Africans were ultimately eliminated by Uruguay.
Weah is widely regarded as one of the greatest African players of all time, in 1995, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d’Or, becoming the first and to date only African player to win these awards.
In 1989, 1994 and 1995, he was also named the African Footballer of the Year.
According to the former Asante Kotoko defender, Gyan shares similar qualities like the former Liberian footballer now turned Politician.
“I don’t know how to describe him,” Inkoom told Goal. “Gyan is one of the strikers who has great timing, he smells – he’s always smelling, like George Weah, he can smell where the ball will come, and he’s very good at finishing.
“As a striker he has everything; he has the skill, he can pass, he can dribble, he has good technique, he’s very good in the air,” the full-back continued. “He has everything.”
Inkoom added that Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals Asamoah Gyan is always willing to die for his nation.
“For me, he’s phenomenal,” Inkoom continued. “He’s the African player who has the most goals at the World Cup – six – so Gyan always wants to prove a point and to die for his country.
“Gyan is very talented striker, very gifted.”