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2021 AFCON: I need support to get to Asamoah Gyan's level - Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations 2021 AFCON: I need support to get to Asamoah Gyan's level - Richmond Boakye-Yiadom
JAN 14, 2022 LISTEN

Ghana forward Richmond Boakye Yiadom has implored Ghanaians to support to be able to reach the level of Asamoah Gyan.

The Beiter Jerusalem forward was speaking to the media in Cameroon on Thursday ahead of Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations Group C game against Gabon.

Boakye Yiadom who made his Ghana debut in August 2012, has scored six times in 14 International appearances.

The former Juventus forward made the cut to Black Stars final 28-man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon.

Boakye-Yiadom made a cameo appearance in the defeat to Morocco on Monday.

“I have heard it a few times but I had a couple of injuries when I came back from China and it slowed me down a little bit. But I believe that to get to the level of or half what Asamoah Gyan did, you need consistency in the national team as he had.

“And there has to be belief, everybody who supports the national team has to give the support that the team needs to improve. Because you don’t use one day to improve on something, it needs time. When you give us time and focus on two, three, four strikers and keep them and work on them. At least we may not be able to get to where he reached. But we may be able to do half of it," he added.

The Ghana v Gabon has been scheduled to kick off at 19:00GMT.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist

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