Asamoah Gyan opinion about Emmanuel Yeboah justified after forward MOTM display in AFCON over Congo

Asamoah Gyan’s opinion about Black Meteors forward Emmanuel Yeboah has been justified after the striker claimed Man Of The Match award in Ghana 3-2 win over Congo in AFCON U-23 opener.

Yeboah has made a big impression at Meteors after Ghana’s friendly game win over Zamalek with the attacker netting a hat-trick against the former Egyptian Premier League champions.

Ghana’s lack of strikers to fill the gap left by Asamoah Gyan has put Emmanuel Yebaoh on the spotlight ahead of the AFCON U-23 in Morocco.

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Gyan who retired from football this week has held a remarkable opinion about Emmanuel Yeboah ahead of the AFCON U-23 tournament.

“I can’t wait to see Emmanuel Yeboah at the big stage, I love his passions and ability to learn all the time, am not surprised he scored 3 goals in his first start for the National Team. Wish him and the Team all the best , I also started from the Meteors. Go Ghana,” Gyan wrote on Twitter after Meteors win over Zamalek Sporting Club.

After Ghana’s first game in the AFCON U-23 finals, Gyan’s opinion about the forward has been justified as Emmanuel Yeboah displayed a sensational performance against Congo in Ghana’s opener.

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The 20-year old climbed off the bench to assist Ghana’s first goal before scoring a brace in Black Meteor 3-2 win over Congo at Prince Moulay Stadium on Saturday.

Yeboah was also named Man Of The Match against Congo and that also supports Gyan’s opinion.

The Ghana legend couldn’t contain his joy and took to Twitter to laud the young striker’s performance. He wrote, “His name is 99 ideas.” In another tweet, Gyan added, “I told you so.”



Although Yeboah did not start the match, he entered the game at halftime, replacing captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh. Just four minutes into his appearance, the CFR Cluj forward provided an assist to teenager Ernest Nuamah, enabling Ghana to take the lead.

In the 74th minute, Emmanuel Yeboah seized a splendid opportunity, displaying his agility as he skillfully controlled a lobbed pass with his head before calmly placing the ball into the back of the net, further extending Ghana’s advantage to 2-0.

Yeboah continued to impress, securing his brace in the 82nd minute from the penalty spot. However, Congo staged a remarkable comeback, scoring twice during stoppage time to add suspense to the match’s conclusion.


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