Appiah causes stir with Gyan snub

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Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has caused a stir after snubbing the Black Stars' record goalscorer Asamoah Gyan from his list of the nation's top five players.

Appiah, who famously led Ghana at their first-ever FIFA World Cup tournament in 2006, has set tongues wagging in his homeland after excluding former teammate Gyan from his list of the best players to have represented the nation between 1992 and 2021.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Appiah's top five Ghana players

Instead, the 40-year-old ranked himself as No. 1 ahead of Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Michael Essien and Richard Kingson when responding to a tweet from Betway Ghana.

Appiah's selection also excluded a host of other prominent figures who shone for the national team over the past three decades, including Sulley Muntari, Samuel Kuffour, John Paintsil and Andre Ayew, among others.

However, it was his decision to omit Gyan's name that sparked the most controversy as hundreds of the forward's followers took to Twitter to question the Legon Cities star's absence, with many joking that he still held a grudge about the striker's infamous penalty miss at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Former Sunderland star Gyan is the Black Stars' most-capped player and all-time record goalscorer with 51 goals in 109 appearances for the national team, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players ever to have represented Ghana.

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