Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has apologized to Ghanaians for his sending off during Sunday’s African Cup qualifier against Sudan.
The Sunderland striker however says he feels he was unfairly treated by the South African referee, Jerome Damon.
According to Gyan, he was provoked by a Sudanese player before the incident that saw his exit.
Gyan, was given the marching off orders by South African referee Jerome Damon for pushing an opponent in an off the ball incident with just four minutes to time.
The Sunderland record signing’s sending off greatly reduced the chances of the Black Stars team who were eventually held to a goalless draw by the Desert Hawks.
Speaking exclusively to Citifmonline.com, Asamoah Gyan apologized for the incident but maintains the referee’s decision was wrong and very harsh.
“I saw one Sudanese defender telling his keeper something in his language and all of a sudden the keeper went down so I went there to tell him to stand up because it’s not professional and the Sudanese players rushed on me, one pushed me and I also retaliated. So the referee had it wrong, he got all wrong but he has told me he will go back and watch the tape, so I hope he does…but I do apologize for everything”.
The Black Stars were hugely tipped to beat their counter parts from Sudan but the Desert Hawks of ended up frustrating the home team throughout the entire duration of the game.
Meanwhile, Spokesperson for the Ghana Football Association, Randy Abbey remains optimistic of the Blacks’ qualifying chances to the next African Cup of Nations despite their disappointing performance on Sunday.
Speaking to Press men after the game, Randy Abbey said the Stars would correct all their mistakes before their next game against Congo.
“This is just a temporal challenge but we shall surely qualify,” he added