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Just In: Former Ghana Star Christian Attah Gyan dies of cancer

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Former Ghana defender Christian Attah Gyan has passed on after a long battle with cancer.

Ghanaguardian.com, can report that the 43 year old former player died in the early hours of Wednesday 29th December,2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer at a hospital in Holland.

The late Christian Attah Gyan played for defunct Gapoha before joining Dutch side Feyenoord in 1997.

At Feyenoord he played for a decade where he was a popular figure at the club.

He was sent out on loan to Excelsior but made 93 appearances scoring three goals during gis ten year stay at Feyenoord.

Gyan remained with Feyenoord for the next eight seasons.

He was mainly used as a substitute. Gyan did play the 2002 UEFA Cup Final against Borussia Dortmund. He replaced the suspended Brett Emerton in the starting eleven. With Gyan Feyenoord went on to beat Dortmund 3–2.

While at Feyenoord Gyan also won a Dutch League Championship and a Johan Cruijff Schaal.

Gyan was one of the most popular players at Feyenoord, always gaining a big applause from the fans when he started his warming-up.

Gyan played 23 games for the national team of Ghana.

He was also a member of the triumphant Ghana squad that won the FIFA U-17 World Cupo in Ecuador under late coach Sam Ardey.

Source:ghanaguardian.com

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