Asamoah Gyan, Adebayor set for tennis showdown tagged 'clash of legends'

Asamoah Gyan, Adebayor set for tennis showdown tagged 'clash of legends'

- Asamoah Gyan and Emmanuel Adebayor will play a tennis match against each other

- The Togolese striker called out the Ghanaian legend and a deal has been accepted

- Both stars had different spells in the Premier League for Sunderland and Arsenal

Asamoah Gyan has been known to be one of Africa's best strikers before he quit the national team but the Ghanian legend has found new love in tennis.

The 34-year-old is known to be actively involved in the racket sport and usually trains in a military barracks during his leisure time.

Togolese legend Emmanuel Adebayor who has traveled round Europe to ply his trade for different teams is also said to be a lover of tennis.

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And both Gyan and Adebayor are set to square off in the court in a typical fashion like Raphael Nadal and Roger Ferder in a Grand Slam final.

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The pair who have many goals in their careers are also going head-to-head for who is a better tennis player and they have tagged their meeting as "clash of the legends".

Asamoah Gyan, Adebayor set for tennis showdown tagged 'clash of legends'

Asamoah Gyan, Adebayor are set for tennis showdown tagged 'clash of legends'. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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In an Instagram interview with the Adebayor called out his fellow African striker to a challenge in the tennis court.

“It is going to be fire for fire. Who is Asamoah Gyan? I am going to finish him,” he said in an Instagram video.

“Asamoah Gyan come out,” he concluded.

Gyan has also responded and dubbed the showdown “clash of African Legends”.

“This is the match I have been waiting for. @e_adebayor called me out. Bro, I’m coming for you. Get ready. ‘CLASH OF THE AFRICAN LEGENDS’. Date will be announced” Gyan posted on his Instagram page.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Taiwo Awoniyi was taken off with a stretcher to the hospital during Mainz Bundesliga 1-0 defeat to Augsburg.

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The on loan Liverpool striker was involved in a clash of heads with a German-born of Nigerian descent Felix Uduokhai.

The collision with the defender ended in a nasty fall for Awoniyi who was immediately attended to by medical staff on ground.

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After just two minutes in the match, the Super Eagles defender and goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar had a misunderstanding which led to Enes Unal finding the back of the net for Valladolid.

Awaziem's intended back pass to Cuellar was misjudged as Unal took advantage of the error and slammed the ball into an empty net. l

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