Abedi Pele, father of Andre and Jordan Ayew remains the only Ghanaian footballer to have represented the Black Stars at six Cup of Nations tournaments and won the African Best Footballer on three occasions, which Asamoah can never come equal to because he is going down the drain.
The 1993 UEFA Champions League winner went on to represent his native country in the competition in 1984, 1992, 1994, 1996 and 1998.
How ever Gyan is set to equal that record should he feature in Ghana’s opening 2017 Cup of Nations game against Uganda on January 17.
The Al Ahli attacker who is Ghana’s all-time top scorer will be making his sixth successive appearance at the Cup of Nations having featured in the last five editions thus (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015).
The former Sunderland star will also be hoping to lead the Black Stars to his first triumph and the fifth for Ghana in the Nations Cup titles after the team narrowly missed out on the trophy in the last edition held in Equatorial Guinea.