- Asamoah Gyan expressed interest in featuring for the Black Stars of Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
- His comment has met with criticism, with football fans maintaining that he already retired in 2019
- Former GFA chairman Nyaho-Tamkloe has stated that the ex-striker can still do exploits at the global showpiece
A former chairman of the Ghana Football Association, Nyaho-Tamkloe, has thrown his weight of support for Asamoah Ghan, who has set his sights on playing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Black Stars edged Nigeria via the away goals rule to qualify for the global showpiece starting in Qatar by November.
Gyan, who had retired from international football in 2019 after scoring 51 goals in 109 appearances for the Black Stars, expressed the desire to feature at the forthcoming World Cup.
The 36-year-old has indicated an interest in participating in his fourth FIFA World Cup following his 2006, 2010, and 2014 appearances.
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He told BBC that it is possible for him to do exploits at the Mundial as he takes example from Cameroon legend Roger Milla, Complete Sports reports.
“Anything can happen, it has happened before in 1994, when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup.”
The intention has met with criticisms by football fans in Ghana, but Tamakloe says Gyan remains a good footballer.
Tamakloe says via Ghanaweb:
“Asamoah Gyan made an incredible mark in Ghanaian football.He is a good footballer and if he has the stamina, why not? Roger Milla opted to play in the World Cup at old age and did well.
“He is a good footballer and if he has the stamina, why not? Roger Milla opted to play in the World Cup at old age and did well.
“We can also talk about Stanley Matthews of England who was a key figure in the team and was known as the tactical magician.
“He was later invited to Ghana by Ken Harrison, who was then general manager of Hearts of Oak in the 1950s.”
Stephen Appiah debunks rumours of Black Stars’ return
Sports Brief earlier reported that former captain of the Black Stars Stephen Appiah has rubbished claims he is training to make a comeback to the national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Video of the ex-Ghana star training has gone viral on social media after his former Ghana teammate Asamoah Gyan declared his intentions to play for the Black Stars again.
Stephen Appiah retired from football ten years ago with a befitting testimonial game played in his honour.