Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has says his brother Baffour Gyan lost interest in football in 2006 after he was snubbed by the Black Stars technical team for the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
The all time Ghana top scorer for Ghana’s senior national team, Gyan recounted what led to Baffour losing interest in football says it began in 2006.
“It happened to my brother [Baffour Gyan]. In 2006 [when Ghana qualified for the World Cup for the first time], he played 90 percent of the qualifiers, and then they brought strikers who had never tasted one game [for the tournament in Germany]. He was on the standby [list],” he said.
“That was when my brother gave up on football. He doesn’t follow football, he doesn’t watch it, he doesn’t like it, he’s purely a businessman. Sometimes people have to be treated fairly.”
Gyan added: “No player would like to be [left out], especially having played all the games. When these players come, they don’t even play one game. They just sit on the bench, get their bonuses and go, they don’t compete.
“If they bring these players, they have to show us something, they have to prove to people that they deserve to get into the team, that’s all I want. We all want the national team to be better.”
Baffour Gyan made 25 appearances for Ghana between 2001-and 2008 and scored four goals in the process.
He eventually retired in 2013 after several stints in Ghana and Europe but never played at the World Cup.