Ghana forward, Asamoah Gyan has revealed that the 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa completely turned his football career around.
Gyan scored three times as the Black Stars reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, becoming only the third African country to achieve the feat.
Ghana’s all-time leading scorer, Gyan revealed the World Cup made him a household name despite his exploits before 2010.
“Honestly, it changed my life,” he told TV3.
“I always say the 2010 year was the best year in my career. Everything I did was working, even I came to music I had so many awards, businesses was working, I was having contracts, winning awards, my whole life changed.
“I became an icon and everybody saw in the whole world and even in the tournament I was in the top three, I was on top of the world and leaving the life I wanted.
“I started the form from 2009 entering 2010 through to the World Cup so I was in top shape physically, mentally. So I was enjoying my football, scoring goals.
“Obviously the World Cup made me a household name. In Ghana, everybody knew who I was but this World Cup made me very very famous and everywhere I went everybody knew me,” he added.