“I’ve been blessed I’ve been touched
I love Jah so much
They keep fighting me I’m not giving up
May the realms of Zion fill my spiritual cup
Wisdom overstanding can never be too much
Give I protection, day and night
From even the pestilence
that walk in the day light”

That is the second verse of ‘Destiny’, a song by Jamaican dancehall, raga, reggae musician, Buju Banton released two decades ago and was ably performed by Asamoah Gyan, captain of Ghana’s senior national team, Black Stars, last Friday.

The 31-year-old striker who in the past recorded songs with Castro performed to a huge audience at The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Accra to celebrate his 50th international goal for Ghana, a feat he achieved when the Black Stars thumped Ethiopia 5-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium last Sunday.

Backed by his ASA Band, Ghana’s all-time top scorer delivered a good performance, causing the gathering to sing along.

Gyan made his debut on November 19, 2003, aged 17 years and 11 months, scoring against Somalia in the 90th minute.