Laryea Kingston: Ex-Ghana winger insists Black Stars misses Asamoah Gyan's 'killer instincts'

Laryea Kingston: Ex-Ghana winger insists Black Stars misses Asamoah Gyan's 'killer instincts'

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Former Ghana winger Laryea Kingston has said the current Black Stars team lacks the quality of ex-captain Asamoah Gyan
  • Laryea Kingston believes the West African giants miss the country's all time leading scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations
  • Ghana is yet to score a goal at the tournament after their opening day defeat to Morocco

Former Ghana international, Laryea Kingston says the Black Stars misses legendary forward Asamoah Gyan at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars lost their opening group C game against Morocco on Monday, after missing several goal scoring opportunities, only to concede seven minutes from time.

Laryea Kingston, a pundit on TV for the competition, in one of his submissions on Metro TV admitted the four times Africa champions miss the goal poaching instincts of Gyan.

Laryea Kingston doing punditry job. SOURCE: Twitter/ @JoySportsGH @ghanafaofficial
Laryea Kingston: Ex-Ghana winger insists Black Stars misses Asamoah Gyan's 'killer instincts'. SOURCE: Twitter/ @JoySportsGH @ghanafaofficial
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“We don’t have a player like Asamoah Gyan in the national team. And this is what the national team needs,” he said on Metro TV.
“We need a fox striker; a striker that is always around the box and has that killer instinct. We don’t have that currently. We miss someone like Asamoah Gyan, he has done a lot.”

Asamoah Gyan for the first time since 2008 missed the Nations Cup after missing out on coach Milovan Rajevac's squad for the tournament.

The former Black Stars captain is yet to retire from football and these days works as a specialist analyst for DSTV's SuperSport channel.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars will be hoping for redemption on Friday when they face Gabon at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

A win will get the 1982 AFCON winners back on track before their final group game against debutants Comoros Island next Tuesday.

Captain Andre Ayew misses training ahead of Gabon clash

Earlier, reported that, captain of the senior national team of Ghana, Andre Ayew's availability for the second group C clash against Gabon on Friday is in doubt.

The 32-year-old Al Sadd star, who staid he felt sick before the Morocco game had to be rested for precautionary reasons.

Reports from Cameroon indicate he had to sit out as he rest of his teammates prepared for the crucial game against Gabon.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.