Yeni Malatyaspor midfielder Acquah Afriyie has lauded Asamoah Gyan’s bold decision to play in the Ghanian league and went on to reveal he will imitate him.
The experienced striker opted to join Legon Cities ahead of the new season, hoping to inspire them to the title.
“When I heard that Gyan has joined the Ghana Premier League again, I was so happy for him because I think this is going to help make the league more interesting,” Afriyie told Sports World Ghana.
“When you look at the career of Gyan he has done amazing things and he comes to the league with a huge personality. This is my dream also.
“One day when I feel that I have had enough of European football I want to come to the Ghana Premier League and have a feel of it before I call time on my football career.
“As you know I never played in the Ghana Premier League or even the Division One and so it is my dream to also do what Gyan has done now.”
The 28-year old has been called by the Black Stars to join the team ahead of the Afcon qualifier double-header against Sudan.
“I always try to do my best for the team. I am going to do the same job I have been doing for the team: to play well and help the team win the game,” the experienced midfielder revealed.
“I want to help the team to qualify for the Afcon as we try to win the tournament this time around.
“We reached the finals in 2015 and have made a couple of semi-finals appearances and now the most important thing for us is to try to win the Afcon for our country. This is what I am looking forward to achieving with the team.”