There are divided opinions among Ghanaians about how good of a striker Asamoah Gyan has been for the country during the years that he has wore the national colors.
While some have praised him for the valuable goals that he has contributed, others have been unable to forgive him for the misses that cost the Black Stars.
But one thing that is certain is that Asamoah Gyan continues to be Ghana’s leading goal scorer and it just does not appear that we will have a replacement yet.
After making his debut at the age of 17, Gyan has scored 51 international goals making him Ghana’s leading goal scorer ahead of the game’s greatest players including Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah.
Several of these goals came at crucial points including his well-timed volley that helped Ghana secure qualification to the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
But with the Black Stars, the general captain omitted from CK Akonnor’s squad (See his squad HERE) for the upcoming fixtures, the question remains whether or not there will be someone to fill those golden shoes of Asamoah Gyan.
Who can fill the shoes of Asamoah Gyan?
If there is one person who is capable of filling those shoes, it has to be Jordan Ayew. The son of former Black Stars captain, Abedi Pele has been Ghana’s number one striker in the past few years and had an incredible season with Crystal Palace in the last campaign.
But there are concerns over whether he can do it for a long time considering the fact that time is running out for him as he turned 29 just last month. It will take something extraordinary for him to break the goalscoring record of Asamoah Gyan.
Another player who could also fill the shoes is John Antwi who plays for the Egyptian side Pyramids and has been called for the upcoming friendlies against Mali and Qatar.
Last month, he demonstrated his prolific nature by becoming the first foreigner in the Egyptian League to score 100 goals. But just like Jordan, John is 28 years old and there is a real doubt of him enjoying several years of success with the Black Stars.
Certainly, there are strikers who can fill Asamoah Gyan’s shoes on a temporary basis, but getting a long term replacement will be hard considering the unique achievements of the player.
For Fillabase.com, we are hopeful that though, it may be long, there is definitely going to be a player who will fill the shoes of the young legend, Asamoah Gyan.