Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) president Kwabena Yeboah urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to name veteran forward Asamoah Gyan in Black Stars squad for AFCON 2021 in Cameroon next year.
The last time Gyan played with Ghana national team was on July 8, 2019 during the AFCON in Egypt as Black Stars were knocked out in round of 16 by Tunisia on penalties (1-1, 4-5).
So far, he never have been called again for national team duty with James Kwesi Appiah being replaced by Charles Akonnor last year.
Despite returning to boyhood club Legon Cities for 2020/21, Asamoah Gyan had to struggle against injuries.
However, he recently said this does not mean the end of his career and Kwabena Yeboah said his experience could benefit for the Black Stars in Cameroon not necessarily as a player but to find him another role.
“I would want to urge to FA to make Asamoah Gyan a part of Ghana’s team for the Cup of Nations. If not to play, he has a wealth of experience and has a lot of inspiration to give to the players,” Mr. Yeboah told Joy FM, as per Ghanasoccernet.
“His presence alone can serve as great inspiration for the players so I want the FA to make him a part of team Ghana.
“His expression of desire to play again for Ghana shows his level of passion and commitment to the national cause. I guess it’s the reason he gets maligned castigated and lampooned for the least he does.
“Considering that he is Ghana’s all-time top scorer and highest scoring African at the FIFA World Cup tells us that it is no easy achievement,” said the Sports Highlights host.
“As to whether he is ready to don the national jersey again is another conversation altogether,” he added.