Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac confesses to missing a player like Asamoah Gyan

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac confesses to missing a player like Asamoah Gyan

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac says he does not have a striker like Asamoah Gyan in his current squad
  • The Serbian trainer enjoyed a successful first stint with the Black Stars thanks to the lethal prowess of Asamoah Gyan
  • The Black Stars have struggled for goals since the striker last played for the team in 2019

Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac misses former captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan, as his team struggles to score at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Serbian trainer worked with Asamoah Gyan between 2008 to 2010, during his first stint in charge of the Black Stars, and the two helped Ghana reached the finals of the competition in 2010 and the quarter finals of the World Cup in the same year.

Ahead of Tuesdays game against Comoros Island, Milovan Rajevac admitted the 2010 squad could count of Gyan for the goals.

Asamoah Gyan with Milovan Rajevac at the World Cup in South Africa. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac confesses to missing a player like Asamoah Gyan. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanasoccernet
Source: Twitter
"It’s not easy to find another Asamoah Gyan, he was able to score from any position at any time so definitely this team is growing and we are going to sort it out so expect the team to be more efficient in the attack and be more concentrated in the last stage of the match," he said.

Gyan failed the Black Stars team for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2008, having been present in many tournaments.

These days the legendary attacker works as a specialist analyst for SuperSport.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars will need goals against AFCON debutants Comoros Island to progress to the last 16 of the competition.

Ghana has lost their opening game against Morocco before settling for a late draw against Gabon.

Asamoah Gyan almost in tears after Ghana draw against Gabon

Earlier, reported that, legendary Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan almost broke down to tears after watch the Black Stars disappointingly throw away an early lead to draw 1-1 against Gabon.

Andre Ayew had scored an 18th minute belter to give Ghana the lead, but Jim Allevinah's 88th minute equalizer meant Ghana could only settle for a draw.

Gyan, who is working with SuperSport as a pundit, expressed disappointment and insists the team should not be losing concentration in games like that.

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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.