Asamoah Gyan Slams Black Stars Technical Team For Ashimeru's Absence In Squad To Face Nigeria

Asamoah Gyan Slams Black Stars Technical Team For Ashimeru's Absence In Squad To Face Nigeria

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 22, 2022 at 10:52 AM
  • Asamoah Gyan has taken a swipe at the technical team of the Black Stars for the omission of Majeed Ashimeru in the 27-man squad to face Nigeria
  • The Belgium-based attacking midfielder is one of the most in-form Ghanaians in Europe and his absence in the squad to face Nigeria has raised eyebrows
  • Coach Otto Addo's charges will square off against Nigeria in a titanic cliffhanger across two legs for a slot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Legendary Ghanaian footballer Asamoah Gyan has weighed in on Ghana's 27-man squad released earlier today.

After several weeks of secrecy surrounding the announcement of the Black Stars squad to face the Super Eagles of Nigeria, coach Otto Addo belatedly released his squad on Tuesday morning.

Coach Addo's squad features four debutants as well as notable inclusions such as Partey and Amartey. However, Anderlecht attacker Majeed Ashimeru was the conspicuous absentee on the list.

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Asamoah Gyan has slammed the Black Stars Technical Team For Majeed Ashimeru's absence in the squad to face Nigeria. Photo credit: @ASAMOAH_GYAN3
Source: Twitter

His absence from the list has ruffled feathers, with Asamoah Gyan joining the bandwagon to question the technical team of the Black Stars.

How did Asamoah Gyan react to Ashimeru's absence?

A visibly upset Asamoah Gyan vent his spleen in no uncertain terms.

The all-time leading scorer for Ghana took to Twitter to register his displeasure about the absence of the Anderlecht kingpin.

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Screenshot of Asamoah Gyan's tweet. Photo credit: @ASAMOAH_GYAN3
Source: Twitter

What has been the performance of Ashimeru in Europe

The 24-year-old former WAFA attacker is unquestionably one of the best-performing Ghanaians abroad.

The silky midfielder has mustered a total of 38 appearances across all competitions, scoring three and assisting twice in the 2021-22 season.

Black Stars coach Otto Addo finally releases squad to face Nigeria

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that interim Black Stars coach Otto Addo belatedly announced his squad to cross swords with West African neighbours Nigeria.

Otto Addo announced his squad in a press conference after what was described as a 'special strategy' by the Ghana Football Association to keep the squad close to their chest before today.

Ghana will cross swords with Nigeria in the all-important World Cup play-offs on March 25 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for the first leg before heading to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja four days later.

Social media users blast GFA for late release of Black Stars squad

The Ghana Football Association has finally released a strong 27-man squad to face Nigeria in the play-off of the World Cup qualifiers.

The list was released early Tuesday morning after massive criticisms from the fans of the national team over the delay in naming the team.

Fans took to Twitter to vent their spleen with just two days left for the blockbuster encounter against the Super Eagles.

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