Asamoah Gyan Re Echoes Importance of 'Game Change' Majeed Ashimeru as Ghana Beat Madagascar

Asamoah Gyan Re Echoes Importance of 'Game Change' Majeed Ashimeru as Ghana Beat Madagascar

Lukman Mumuni
November 17, 2023 at 8:03 PM
  • Asamoah Gyan has praised the performance of Majeed Ashimeru
  • The Anderlecht midfielder starred as Ghana beat Madagascar in Kumasi
  • Ashimeru was introduced in the second half of the match

Asamoah Gyan feels vindicated after his constant request for Anderlecht star Majeed Ashimeru to be included in the Black Stars team.

The Belgium-based midfielder changed the game after coming on in the second half of the match between Ghana and Madagascar in the opening game of the World Cup qualifier in Group I.

Ashimeru started the attack, which led to the winner from Inaki Williams in the final minute in Kumasi.

Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Ashimeru, Black Stars, Madagascar
Majeed Ashimeru in action for the Black Stars against Madagascar. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @ASAMOAH_GYAN3
Source: Twitter

Gyan took to social media to justify his continuous support for the skillful midfielder.

"Now you understand why I talk about this guy," wrote Gyan.

The former Red Bull Salzburg player earned a lot of praise on social media, with fans proclaiming him as the Man of the Match.

How fans reacted to Ashimeru's performance

@gyaigimii posted:

Remember his name! Majeed Ashimeru

@julietbawuah wrote:

Well played, Majeed Ashimeru. He’s been everywhere since he came on. If you put in an effort, the fans will see/say it. He has done that today.

@dom91204346 added:

Majeed Ashimeru made a huge difference since he came on in the second half. Injected some pace, energy, intensity, got himself in good areas & involved in most of Ghana's attacking moves too. Why would you keep such a player on the bench? Should be starting games henceforth.

@_owurakuampofo posted:

Majeed Ashimeru barely played football this season, stepped on the pitch and was immediately the best player. Kept the ball ticking, drove Ghana forward when there was space and his passing was excellent. It was not a cameo, it was a 45 minute midfield performance.

@kojonketsia wrote:

Ashimeru being on the fringes of this team just tells you how unserious we are....that man should be one of the first names on the team sheet

@realpee added:

Asamoah Gyan never lie about Ashimeru, he is a real baller

Inaki Williams scores late winner against Madagascar

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inaki Williams' debut goal for the Black Stars clinched Ghana a hard-fought victory against Madagascar to get off to a winning start in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Athletic Club forward rose high to head home from a lovely cross from Gideon Mensah in the final minute of the game in Kumasi.

The visitors started the better of the two sides, getting two corner kicks in the first five minutes, but failed to take advantage of the set pieces.

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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.
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