Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says he’s fully focused on Wednesday’s Asian Champions League clash against Esteghlal despite the funeral of his beloved mum this weekend.
Mrs Cecilia Love Amoako Gyan died through a painful motor accident last November in Accra.
The 27-year-old Ghanaian super-star will walk onto the pitch at the Azadi stadium soak with pain and sorrow.
He will however be required to put his grief behind him to spearhead the UAE Pro-League champions to victory.
The Ghanaian red-hot is bracing himself for the challenge.
“It’s an important game for us and we’ll try as much as possible to win,” Gyan told GHANAsoccernet.com’s Patrick Akoto.
“It’s painful to lose a dear mum but what can one do. God knows best. We live that to him.”
The Accra Academy graduate has raked in 24-goals in all competition this season and will look forward to increase his goal-scoring prowess in Tehran.