Gyan honoured with doctorate degree by Ukrainian university

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The Ghana star was honoured with a doctorate degree following his performance for the Black Stars

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Ukraine-based Alfred Noble University in Kumasi on Saturday for his 'splendid' services for the senior national team.

The 31-year-old, who signed a two-year contract with Turkish side Kayserispor this week, returned to Ghana on Friday for the ceremony.

Gyan has had an enviable career with the Black Stars and is currently the team’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals since making his debut in 2003.

He is also the first Ghanaian player to score at a Fifa World Cup and the youngest player to score a goal for Ghana, at the age of 17, 362 days.

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"I'm happy with this recognition given to me by Alfred Noble University. This award means that a lot of people across the globe believe in me and appreciate my efforts for Ghana," Gyan said.

"This will motivate me to continue doing my best for the nation before I finally call it a quit one day. Thanks to Ghanaians for the continuous support," he added.

Goal understands that Gyan will leave the country to Turkey next week ahead of his club’s pre-season.