President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana, Kwabana Yeboah is urging the Ghana Football Association to include veteran forward Asamoah Gyan to the 2021 AFCON team.
Gyan has not played for the senior national team since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
But Kwabena Yeboah believes his presence will be needed at the competition in Cameroon next year.
“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.
“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.”
Asamoah Gyan returned to Ghana to join Legon Cities for the 2020/21 season, but struggled with injuries and made only six appearances for the Royals.
Despite his injury problems, Mr. Yeboah insists his achievements as a player should be considered in making the decision.
“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.