Ghana’s all-time leading top scorer Asamoah Gyan described his goal against Algeria in the 2015 AFCON as one of the most important goals in his career.
The former Black Stars captain had missed the opening group game against Senegal, which the Black Stars lost due to illness.
Ghana needed to win its second group game to have any chance of qualifying out of a difficult group which had Senegal, Algeria and South Africa.
Asamoah Gyan turned up for the Black Stars in the second game half fit but managed to play the entire 90 minutes.
He scored a brilliant goal in the dying minutes of the game after connecting a pass from Mubarak Wakaso.
Speaking to TV3 Sports on one of his important goals he said: “Talking about important goals, I think the one I remember was against Algeria in 2015. There were a lot of things that went on behind the scenes.
“I was serious sick and had to join the team five hours to the game. I scored and the team went through to the final. It is an occasion I will never forget because I risked my life to save the country.”
The former Sunderland striker also opened up on some goals he had scored for the national team which were vital.
“I scored a lot of great goals – the one against USA [2010 World Cup], against England [Friendly]. They are very memorable for me but the game against Algeria, I will never forget because of my condition at that time,” Gyan added.