Athletics News of Tuesday, 21 Might 2019
Former Ghana global defender Sam ‘Foyoo’ Johnson has weighed in on the shock retirement of previous Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, describing his determination as unfortunate.
Gyan known as time on his worldwide vocation just two days to the naming of the squad for the AFCON, just after a dispute with Coach Kwesi Appiah over the captaincy of the aspect.
Johnson states Gyan had each individual suitable to make the determination, though he believes the timing is not in the greatest fascination of the staff.
In accordance to Johnson, while the news might affect the team’s preparations in a way, he expects the Black Stars and Ghanaians to go on speedily from it.
“He retired mainly because of something that happened, and he has the suitable to make a determination he feels is ideal.
“It is not superior for us, that our captain has retired at this particular time due to the fact of a conclusion the mentor is going to take.
“It is negative news to hear, but we have to transfer on, and I’m guaranteed all the converse will die down in about two months, he told Citi Sports.
Asamoah Gyan was hoping to make his eighth straight AFCON physical appearance in Egypt, just after making his tournament debut in 2006. He went on to score eight occasions in 7 AFCONs, the best of any Ghanaian at the competition.