By Edmund Okai Gyimah
Nigerian striker Patrick Friday Eze of Serbian top-flight side Mladost has dedicated his brace over the weekend to his mentor Asamoah Gyan.
The Ghanaian captain is under fire back home after his elder brother Baffour Gyan assaulted a journalist, and the Nigerian youngster has dedicated the goal to Gyan as a means of cheering him up.
“I dedicate the two goals I scored away against Novi Pazar to my mentor Asamoah Gyan, I know he has been in emotional turmoil over the past weeks. I want him to cheer up,” the 21-year-old told Goal Ghana.
“He is my role model, the best striker on the African continent and I look forward to emulate him and also play in the same club with him.”
The former Napredak Krusevac striker is hoping to catch the eyes of Nigerian boss Stephen Keshi ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
“I am doing my best for my club, my dream is also to play for Nigeria at senior level and I will be glad if the Super Eagles technical bench can start monitoring some of us in Serbia so that they can give us the chance to prove ourselves,” Eze stated.