Ajara Njoya Nchout, one of Africa’s best female footballers, has revealed that Ghanaian legend Asamoah Gyan is her biggest football inspiration.
The Cameroonian star, who came close to winning the award for best African female footballer last night, revealed that her jersey number was inspired by the former Ghana captain.
In an interview with Ghanaian sports journalist Benjamin Willie Graham, Ajara Njoya stated that she has been a fan of Gyan since she was a child.
She said this during the interview:
I wear the Number 3 shirt because of Asamoah Gyan. When I was young and I was watching the World Cup, Asamoah Gyan was very big player for me. That has been my motivation.
“I love him, I met him once in 2018. But I don’t know, He doesn’t know me. I want him to know I wear the number three because of him.
On the continent, Asamoah Gyan is highly regarded and holds the record for scoring the most goals for Africa at a FIFA World Cup. He is Ghana’s top scorer all-time.
Ajara Nchout Njoya had a strong performance at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, scoring the game-winning goal to advance Cameroon to the FIFA Women’s World Cup play-offs.