Asante backs Gyan to win 2014 African Player of the Year

Solomon Asante believes his international teammate Asamoah Gyan deserves to be crowned African Footballer of the Year for 2014.

Gyan, who plays for UAE side Al Ain, has been made CAF’s five-man short for the award.

But he must battle holder Yaya Toure, Nigeria duo Vincent Enyeama Ahmed Musa and Gabon and Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang for the topmost prize.

For TP Mazembe star Asante, Gyan’s personal achievement under the year in review makes him the undisputed African king.

“For me I think Gyan it he has been exemplary not just this year but for the last couple of years,” Asante told

“He deserves to win the best player for Africa given his consistency with goals at both club and national level.