CAFOnline.com: You were one of the few African football legends chosen to conduct the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw. Since you were in Cameroon, do you think the country can give Africa a good tournament?
Gyan: Surely, I think Cameroon can host the tournament. Before any tournament is hosted CAF goes there with its top experts to check the facilities – the stadiums, the training sites and hotels. I’ve been to Cameroon, and I had a warm reception there – they’re welcoming. They have built a lot of stadiums and facilities that are impressive so they’re capable of hosting the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations.
For the first time since 2008, you would not be playing at the Africa Cup of Nations. How does it feel, knowing that this tournament has been part of your entire playing career?
That’s an interesting question. Things happen in life, and for what I have done for Ghana and African football, I think my name would not be forgotten. Being at home watching the AFCON will bring memories of what I have done for the nation especially in this tournament. For now, I think I have to sit down and give my whole support to my team, the Black Stars, pray for them to make sure they perform better in the tournament. We would be cheering for them so that everybody would be happy for them in Ghana.