Previous Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe believes Asamoah Gyan’s hostility received from followers of the club will ward off other profitable Ghana gamers overseas from creating a return to the domestic league.
Currently on the books of Legon Towns, previous Sunderland and Udinese forward Gyan was subjected to boos for the duration of a Leading League fixture past Friday.
This did not go down well with the 35-calendar year-previous who held no punches in launching an assault of his possess aimed at the Kotoko admirers.
“The followers ought to quit this and established a priority whereby players who want to return to the league will be joyful to do so,” Bekoe, who gained the GPL goalking title all through his times with Kotoko, advised Delighted FM.
“Asamoah Gyan has viewed it all in football and he has arrive dwelling to share his practical experience with the young gamers about right here. We blacks do not support our possess.
“What took place to Asamoah Gyan, I seasoned a very similar problem when I joined Sekondi Hasaacas.
“There were being some remarks from the lovers which had been not palatable but I proved them improper following that and was even the top rated scorer for the club which acquired me a shift to Egypt.”
Friday’s incident occurred when Gyan was signing up for the video game as a 75th moment substitute.
Kotoko had been 1- up at the time and it was at first assumed that the boos have been a go to unsettle the striker.
It has, nonetheless, emerged that the hostility was in reaction to the forward’s previous-minute selection to swerve Kotoko and as an alternative sign for Legon on his return to the GPL on transfer deadline day last Oct.
“I decide on the workforce I want to engage in for, even if I want to perform for Kotoko. I selected Legon Towns simply because I felt like the offer was better for me,” Gyan claimed in a video as he strike back at the Kotoko lovers.
“You cannot force me to participate in [for] any group I [don’t] want. So what you guys did yesterday was unneeded. And then when you fly exterior, you point out my name.
“You folks fly or travel outside the house, then you boast with my title. I am not the only a single but I can also say I am just one of the men and women you boast of when you go outside the house, and you are not able to notify me it really is not real. So you are not able to be hypocrites.
“I stated it at the press meeting [after the game] and I will also say it now. You should really be thankful you have me in the league. This goes to the Kotoko enthusiasts based in Accra.”
In generating a comeback to GPL, Gyan, who is nevertheless to score on his return, adopted in the footsteps of the likes of previous Ghana stars Laryea Kingston, Richard Kingson and Nii Odartey Lamptey.