Assistant Ghana Coach Reveals The Technical Team is Yet to Speak to Asamoah Gyan over World Cup Ambition

Assistant Ghana Coach Reveals The Technical Team is Yet to Speak to Asamoah Gyan over World Cup Ambition

  • Black Stars deputy coach George Boateng has revealed that the coaching staff are yet to speak to Asamoah Gyan '
  • Asamoah Gyan has revealed his desire to play at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar despite being inactive for over a year
  • Ghana makes a return to the FIFA World Cup after edging West African rivals Nigeria in the play-offs in March

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng, has disclosed that the technical handlers of the team are yet to talk to Asamoah Gyan over his World Cup ambition.

The 36-year-old former Ghana captain declared his intentions of participating at the 2022 FIFA World Cup last month.

But his inclusion to the team for Qatar 2022 will largely depend on the Black Stars coach and his technical team.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, George Boateng, Black Stars
Black Stars deputy coach George Boateng has revealed that they are yet to speak to Asamoah Gyan. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @ghanafaofficial
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“Out of respect for the player [Gyan] and a friend of mine as a person, I will prefer to discuss this issue with him in person, rather than sharing with the outside world,” Boateng said, as quoted by Pulse.

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“We haven’t spoken to Gyan yet so we will not disclose anything until we have spoken to the player himself.
“We as staff have so much respect for Gyan. As a player and person, he is a very good friend of mine and what he has done for Ghana is amazing. Top goal scorer, six goals at the World Cup, it’s amazing. You can only applaud his achievement."

Asamoah Gyan has been having personal training to stay in shape ahead of the tournament which begins in November.

The former Sunderland player is Ghana's all-time leading scorer and the African with the most goals at the World Cup.

Ghana coach Otto Addo names squad for Brazil and Nicaragua friendlies

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that head coach of the Black Stars, Otto Addo, has named his squad for the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.

The team will face Brazil on September 23 in Le Havre, France, before engaging Nicaragua three days later in Spain.

In a post on social media by the Ghana Football Association, the team consists of several new players, including England youth star Tariq Lamptey.

Source: Sports Brief News