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African football icon, Asamoah Gyan joins SuperSports TV as 2021 AFCON pundit

Asamoah Gyan will be making a month long on-screen appearance on SuperSports TV for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The iconic Ghanaian and African football personality has been named a pundit for this year’s edition of Africa’s largest football gathering, which is set to take place in Cameroon from Sunday (Jan. 9th) to Sunday (Feb. 6th). Asamoah Gyan, who is well-versed in African football, will be on SuperSports TV on DStv to provide insight into parts of the games, providing tactical analysis, and analyzing significant moments inside matches.

“Excited to be joining SuperSportTV as a Pundit for their coverage of #AFCON2021”, the Former Blackstars Skipper said in a tweet. “This has been in the works for sometime and I am excited about the challenge. Looking forward to sharing my knowledge on Africa’s biggest football gathering together with other legends.”

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goal scorer in the history of the World Cup. Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

The Africa Cup of Nations, delayed from 2021, takes place in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6, albeit with a large and rapidly growing coronavirus cloud hanging gloomily over it. The continental showpiece tournament comprises of 24 teams, split into six groups of four. The group stage takes place from Jan. 9, with hosts Cameroon kicking the tournament off against Burkina Faso, while the knock-out rounds start on Jan. 23.

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