The veteran striker said he was aware that many local players were looking up to him before signing for Legon Cities.
Asamoah Gyan: I returned to Ghana Premier League to make an impact
Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has revealed that his decision to return to the Ghana Premier League was inspired by a desire to make an impact.
After more than a decade and a half away from the Ghana Premier League, Gyan returned to join Legon Cities in a big-money move three years ago.
The 37-year-old started his career with Ghanaian side Liberty Professionals before moving on to play in Europe and in Asia.
However, ahead of the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League season, Gyan signed for Legon Cities and subsequently made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Medeama SC.
He spent a year with the Accra-based side, although he barely played as his stint was blighted by niggling injuries.
Speaking to Premier League Productions on what motivated him to return to his home country, Gyan said he wanted to make an impact.
“After my stay in India ended, Legon Cities contacted me and I accepted the offers because I wanted to make an impact in the Ghana Premier League because most of the players in the league look up to me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Gyan is currently without a club, although he is consistently insisted he isn’t retired yet.
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