Ace Ghanaian sports journalist, Dan Kweku Yeboah has thrown his support for former Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan’s quest to represent the country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He said the former Al Ain goal poacher is better than the current strikers in the national team.
Speaking on Peace FM in Accra, Dan Kwaku Yeboah said with the exception of Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao, Gyan is ahead of all the strikers.
“The truth is that, with our current strikers, Asamoah Gyan is better than them but if Inaki Williams is available, no coach will play Asamoah. It is not that he is better than Asamoah but he is active and he is a very good player. But for Felix Gyan and the likes, he is better than all of them. But Williams is good,” Dan Kwaku Yeboah stated.
Asamoah Gyan on Tuesday, August 16 declared his intentions to be part of Otto Addo’s World Cup squad.
Gyan was a regular fixture in the Black Stars for almost two decades, having made his international debut in 2003.
However, the 36-year-old has not featured for the national team since playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
In the last three years, Gyan has battled with niggling injuries while his time with Ghana Premier League outfit Legon Cities also didn’t go according to plan.
Despite his inactivity, though, the veteran striker insists he hasn’t retired and has opened his doors to a return to the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
“Anything can happen, it has happened before back in 1994 when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup,” he told the BBC Sport.
“But I haven’t retired yet, I haven’t announced my retirement, I have been out for almost two years now due to injuries and my body shutting down.
“I just need to get my body back in shape, so I have started training of course and I’ll see how my body reacts to playing competitive football.
“Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically and then we’ll see what happens.”
Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals and Africa’s highest scorer at the World Cup with six strikes.