Former Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu believes the Black Stars lack a prolific striker like Asamoah Gyan.
The Black Stars fired blank in the friendlies against Morocco and Ivory Coast last week raising questions about the team’s attack ahead of upcoming international assignments.
Agyemang-Badu who retired from the national team at 29, waded into the ongoing debate insisting current forward Jordan Ayew is more of an auxiliary striker than the main man.
“What we [Ghana] need now is a typical striker as I feel Jordan Ayew is more comfortable playing behind a striker,” he told GHOne TV.
“Everyone knows we miss a striker like Asamoah Gyan. We may not get someone who has a potential like his, Gyan will be very difficult to replace.”
Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since the Nations Cup in 2019 and remains Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.
On Monday night, he was joined by Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as the only players to score in nine international tournaments.
Meanwhile, Black Stars captain Andre Ayew has said he hopes to improve his goal-scoring record with the senior national team.
The Black Stars failed to score in their last two international friendlies against Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire, generating talks of the team lacking a potent striker.
Andre Ayew has been Ghana’s top scorer in Europe for the past two seasons, and the Swansea City star hopes to replicate that form in the national team.
He scored 17 goals in all competitions for Swansea City in the just ended 2020/21 season. Continue Reading…