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Asamoah Gyan slams CAF for missing out on final shortlist

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Asamoah Gyan is clearly not happy with his omission from the list of final 3 nominees the 2014 Glo-CAF Awards. Photo: Goal

Black stars of Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, has slammed the Confederation of Africa Football for missing out on the final shortlist of the forthcoming Glo-CAF Awards.

Gyan, who plays for Al Ain in Asian League tagged the award organisers as biased against players who do play their football in Europe.

Speaking in a recent interview with GTV Sports, the striker lamented over his exclusion from the final shortlist which parades Gabonese midfielder, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund; Nigerian and Lille FC goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama and current holder of the award, Yaya Toure who plays for Manchester City in England and Ivory Coast.

‘I was a bit disappointed for missing out the final shortlist because I did a lot in 2014 to deserve a place in the final shortlisted players’

‘I laughed about the shortlist that came out because I often think that it is not the best player in Africa who wins the award. It is rather the player who plays in Europe. That is how I judge it.

‘I did a lot last year for club and country. I was the top scorer in Africa during the World Cup qualifying series, and in the Asian League, I was the top scorer, as well as scoring three out of the five goals for Ghana during the Cup of Nations so I deserve a place in the final three,’ he added.

Asamoah Gyan was named the Best Player of Asian League in 2014.

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