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Former Ghana International and Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, known as ‘Baby Jet’, has said he predicted his first FIFA World Cup goal in 2006.

He says he told his senior brother, Baffour Gyan, who was on his way from Germany to Ghana after not making the final list despite being on the stand-by list.

According to Gyan, he told his brother to inform Ghanaians that he was going to score against the Czech Republic in Ghana’s second game after losing the first match to Italy by 2 goals to nil.

In a one-on-one with Captain Smart on Onua TV Monday, April 15, 2024, Baby Jet said he was certain he was going to score but did not know it was going to come that early.

“I predicted this goal. I told my brother [Baffour Gyan]. When we lost the first game to Italy, he was coming back to Ghana so I told him to tell Ghanaians that I will score but I never thought it was going to come that early. After that I assisted Sulley [Muntari] to score the second goal.”

Asamoah Gyan’s first goal at the World Cup which was scored against the Czech Republic at 1min 08 seconds remain the fifth fastest goal in the history of the tournament.

Gyan went on to give an assist to Sulley Ali Muntari in clinching Ghana’s first win at the World Cup.

He went on to score five more goals at two more World Cups – South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014 – to become the highest-scoring African player in the history of the FIFA World Cup.

Asamoah Gyan retired from international football in 2023.

He made the announcement while speaking at the 30th Afreximbank Annual Meetings at the Accra International Conference Centre last year.

I wish the clock of time could wind back so I retake that penalty – Gyan on miss against Uruguay at South Africa 2010