Asamoah Gyan Dropped -Good news or bad news? Captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan will no longer be joining the team for the crucial Uganda World Cup qualifier on Saturday, October 7.
The Captain according to reports has not fully recovered from the injury he sustained in the Congo clash at the Baba Yara stadium.
Last week, Coach Appiah had named a provisional 26-man squad which included Gyan for the match against the Cranes of Uganda. However, the Black Stars manager has pruned down the Black Stars squad to 24 players ahead of the start of training.
Asamoah Gyan and midfielder Thomas Agyepong were left out of the final squad for the training camp in Kenya because of injury concerns.
Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah will undergo further tests in the United States on Monday to determine the extent of injuries they suffered while playing for their club over the weekend.
The Black Stars opened their training camp in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, October 2 in preparation for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.
Asamoah Gyan Dropped: A World Cup Qualifier Without Black Stars and Ayew Brothers
First the Ayews; Andre and Jordan were dropped from the Uganda squad for vague reasons, and now the renowned captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has also been removed.
Ghana needs a win in Kampala to stand a chance of qualifying for the international tournament. However, even with a win in Uganda, Ghana’s World Cup dreams will be over if Egypt overcomes visiting Congo.
This will not be the first time the senior team will take on a crucial clash without the trio. It can be recalled that the aforementioned key players of the national team were also absent when Ghana smashed Congo in a return leg at Brazzaville; a clash which restored the hope of Ghanaians.
While Gyan did not recover from the injury he picked up at the Baba Yara stadium, the Ayew brothers had also pleaded to be exempted from the clash on the grounds that they were not strong enough.
The exemption of the trio will no longer come as a shock to Ghanaians who seem to have come to terms with the fact that the team can achieve great things without Gyan and the Ayews.
Ghana Black Stars set up Training Base in Nairobi
Ghana Black Stars opened their training camp in Kenya on Monday in preparation for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. They will train for four days before they fly to Uganda on Thursday.
Ghana will have just one training session in Kampala before facing Uganda on Saturday, October 7.