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‘Gyan’s donation provided tonic for AAG gold’


Black Queens captain Mercy Myles says the donation made by Asamoah Gyan played an integral role in her team’s success at the 2015 All Africa Games.

Gyan who was with the Black Stars team in Brazzaville for an international friendly match with Congo donated $10,000 to the Ghana female team upon being made aware of challenges in payment of their winning bonus.

The Black Queens are owed bonuses even from qualifying series before heading to Brazzaville for the All Africa Games.

Yusif Basigi’s side recovered from a difficult start to go all the way to clinch their first ever gold at the games by beating Cameroon 1-0 in the finals.

But Mercy Myles revealed their donation made by the Black Stars captain was of great help in their campaign.

“Asamoah Gyan’s donation was the turning point,” she revealed to Starr FM.

“We went to the [Black Stars] camp and he saw that the players were not happy with the situation.

“We didn’t even want to leave and he came out to make that donation.

“It really motivated the team and put smiles on the faces of players.”

Gyan has pledged to donate a special package to the Black Queens for clinching gold at the All Africa Games.

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