Asamoah Gyan ‘better than Messi and Ronaldo’

Matt Stead

Asamoah Gyan is better than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to fellow Ghanaian Yahaya Mohammed.

Gyan currently stars in the Chinese Super League for Shanghai SIPG, but international team-mate Mohammed has questioned why the 30-year-old does not receive the same recognition as Messi or Ronaldo.

“What Asamoah Gyan is doing here in Ghana is far better than that of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi,” he said. “But sadly we don’t respect him because he is a Ghanaian.”

“I shall always rate Asamoah Gyan ahead of the two because if Gyan had been a European, he would have been [more] highly recognized than the two.”

Mohammed adds that Messi and Ronaldo’s background, having both come through academies at Barcelona and Sporting Lisbon respectively, has stinted Gyan’s progress, considering he never played in one.

“So if Gyan had even played an academy and gotten the opportunities they have, Gyan would have been devastating by now,” added Mohammed.