Former Ashantigold attacker, Shaibu Yakubu has rejected Asamoah Gyan’s assertion that he missed out on the 2003 Ghana Premier League (GPL) top scorer gong due to numerous travels abroad for trials.
The 33-year-old told footballmadeinghana.com in a podcast; “for that [catching up if he was available for games] Gyan can’t be sure and it’s not guaranteed. Scoring goals is not just by saying. For example, going into a game, you cannot just say I will score”
“Sometimes you can really work hard in training but in the game, you will not be lucky to find the goal. So to say that ‘if not that I was going for trial and all that I would have won the goal king at that time’, I don’t believe what he is saying.
“Maybe he could have stayed here and he would have played 10 games continuously without scoring.
“It is what it is, what was supposed to happen at that time happened”, Shaibu added.
Shaibu Yakubu beat Asamoah Gyan to the 2003 GPL top scorer award after scoring 13 times before embarking on spells abroad where he featured for 1461 Trabzon, OFI Crete, Ceyhanspor, and Egyptian side Petrojet.
Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan in a recent tv interview revealed his disappointment for missing out on the top scorer award during his time at Liberty Professionals where he netted 10 times in the league in 2003.
Gyan is currently Ghana’s All-Time Top scorer with 51 goals and currently plays for NorthEast United in the Indian Super League (ISL).