Asamoah Gyan Predicts Great Future for Ghana U17 Coach and Former Teammate Laryea Kingston

Asamoah Gyan Predicts Great Future for Ghana U17 Coach and Former Teammate Laryea Kingston

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 22, 2024 at 6:40 AM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has lauded Ghana U17 coach Laryea Kingston
  • Kingston led the Black Starlets to the semi-final of the WAFU Cup
  • The Black Starlets are hoping to make a return to the AFCON U17

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Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, has backed ex-Black Stars teammate, Laryea Kingston, to become a great coach following the blistering start to his career as a gaffer.

Kingston led Ghana's U17 team, the Black Starlets, to the semi-final of the WAFU Zone B U17 Cup of Nations after a 2-0 victory over Benin on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the Legon Sports Stadium.

Before yesterday's game, the former Ghana winger had also supervised his team to a 5-1 win over the Ivory Coast.

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Asamoah Gyan and Laryea Kingston celebrating after Ghana qualified for the 2006 World Cup. Photo: Seyllou/AFP.
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His performances as coach of the Black Starlets have received positive reviews with Gyan reacting after the Benin win.

"I told this man he will be one of the best coaches in Ghana and beyond, the first time I saw his tactics. This is the beginning of greatness. It’s just a process. Keep going (MACHINE)," wrote Gyan on X after the game.

Gyan and Kingston played together for the Black Stars for several years, with the duo participating at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana in 2008.

Kingston, who made 41 appearances for the Black Stars, had an illustrious career, playing for several clubs including Hearts of Oak and Heart of Midlothian, per Transfermarkt.

Gyan discloses favourite Ghana coach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan named Claude Leroy as his favourite coach during his time with the national team, the Black Stars.

The retired forward played under several coaches in his 19-year spell with the four-time African champions.

Gyan spent time with Ratomir Djukovic, Milovan Rajevac, and Kwesi Appiah at the three FIFA World Cups he played in, scoring six goals to become Africa's all-time top scorer at the competition.

Gyan rejects Ghana coaching job

Sports Brief also reported that Asamoah Gyan disclosed that he rejected the opportunity to coach one of the national teams of teams of Ghana.

The legendary striker was reportedly offered the job as a coach for one of the Ghana youth teams after acquiring his UEFA B coaching license.

Gyan is yet to begin his coaching career despite seeking education as a manager from the Welsh Football Association.

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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.