Sporting activities News of Wednesday, 22 May 2019
There have been diverse reactions from pundits and followers alike subsequent the shock announcement of Asamoah Gyan’s retirement from the Ghana nationwide team on Monday.
Although some blame the situation on coach Kwesi Appiah for reportedly stripping Gyan of the team’s captaincy, other individuals feel time was thanks for the striker to call it quits.
President of King Faisal Soccer club and outspoken administrator, Alhaji Grunsah, gave a relatively well balanced response when talking to AshhFm on Tuesday.
“I will blame mentor Appiah for Asamoah Gyan’s premature retirement mainly because you have not named your squad for the match so why do you connect with him on the captaincy concern. The rush to talk about the captaincy was a large blunder,” he said.
“That stated, Asamoah Gyan has been in the staff for so many a long time but has not received any trophy for the country so he can go.
“Ghana does not belong to Gyan so he can go and I will not believe Ghana will eliminate just about anything from his retirement.”
Gyan is the Black Stars all-time top rated scorer with 51 objectives in 106 appearances. He represented Ghana at 7 Africa Cup of Nations and a few Fifa Environment Cup tournaments.
Ghana have been drawn in Team F for the continental decider in June and July, along with defending champions Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Benin.