Spezia attacker Emmanuel Gyasi has revealed his football idols while growing up in an interview with BBC Sport Africa. He named Stephen Appiah and Asamoah Gyan as his idols in the past.
Emmanuel Gyasi may have realized his childhood ambition of playing for Ghana, but he has already set his sights on a new goal.
Gyasi, who plays for Spezia Calcio in the Italian Serie A, made his international debut on March 25th, when the Black Stars drew 1-1 with South Africa in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The 27-year-old now has his eyes fixed on making the squad for the Nations Cup finals in Cameroon next year and helping Ghana break a 30-year AFCON drought.
“My childhood dream has always been wearing the Ghana National team shirt,” Gyasi told BBC Sport Africa.
“I wanted to become a football player and play for Ghana: I never had a doubt about it,”
“In the past I had two idols in our national team: Stephen Appiah and Asamoah Gyan. They were great, I used to love them and watch all of their games,” he added.
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