Kwadwo Poku was a talented striker than me – Asamoah Gyan

Former Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan has described his former teammate, Kwadwo Poku as a better strike than him.

Poku affectionately known as ‘Mahala’ was one of the Ghanaian strikers with enormous qualities in the early 2000s.

However, Poku’s career was soiled with injuries which forced him to retire early.

Gyan in an interview lauded his former Black Stars mate insisting Poku’s talent was hampered by injuries.

“Kwadwo Poku was hugely talented. I think he didn’t live up to his potential,” Gyan told Accra-based Angel FM.

“I can’t blame him, he had some bad injuries. For me what, he had the talent to reach higher”

Poku’s bright career was hampered by injuries but he was able to make a move to Europe where he featured for Danish clubs such as FC Midtjylland, Ikast FC, Skive, Tjørring IF, and Ringkøbing IF.

Poku, who announced his retirement from football in 2015, was capped only nine times for the senior national team of Ghana with two goals to his credit.

He was part of the Ghanaian 2004 Olympic football team which exited in the first round, having finished in third place in group B.

Source: Modern Ghana