Former sports minister not in support of Asamoah Gyan’s Black Stars return

Former Deputy Sports Minister Vincent Oppong Asamoah opposes Asamoah Gyan’s desire to return to the Black Stars for the 2022 World Cup.

Gyan, now 36, is aiming to return to the senior national team after being sidelined for three years.

He hasn’t been called up since playing against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

In addition, Gyan has been plagued by injuries and has not played in a competitive match since May 5, 2021.

“Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically,” he told the BBC World Service.

“The World Cup is every footballer’s dream. I think I’ve got a bit of energy left in me to prove myself once again.

“I’ve been out for almost two years now due to injuries but I just need to get my body back in shape. It’s an eight-week programme and according to my physical instructor, I’m improving faster than he thought.

“Then I must see how my body reacts to playing competitive football.”

However, the former DORMAA WEST Constituency MP believes Gyan’s time with the Black Stars has come to an end.

“I believe he has done his job for the national team. He should know that he is a legend for Ghana but on the field of play, I believe he has finished paying his dues,” he told Onua Sports.

Ghana will face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in Qatar.


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