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