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16.08.2022 Football News

Let's get serious with our football - Mohammed Polo replies Asamoah Gyan for demanding for a place in Black Stars ahead of 2022 WC

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Let's get serious with our football - Mohammed Polo replies Asamoah Gyan for demanding for a place in Black Stars ahead of 2022 WC
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Ghana football legend, Mohammed Polo has insisted that Asamoah Gyan must be overlooked despite claiming that he wants a place in the Black Stars squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup, adding that he isn't the same as Roger Milla.

Gyan in an interview with BBC Africa reiterated his desire to return to the Black Stars ahead of the Mundial in Qatar.

The 37-year-old has been out of action after leaving Legon Cities last season.

Gyan, who is the country's all-time top goal scorer has not featured for the Black Stars after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Egypt.

However, Mohammed Polo insists that the former Sunderland striker's situation is not the same as Roger Milla's and says Ghanaians should be serious.

"We must be serious with our football, this is our fourth time going to the world cup and Ghana wants to make an impact," he told Kumasi-based Akoma FM.

"Gyan still has the opportunity though he is aged. Some of his age mates are still playing regularly.

"Is he (Gyan) actively playing now? We know what he can do when he is active, so if he wants to play again for the Black Stars, he should register for a local team just like Sulley and prove his worth. Everything stops with the coach (Otto Addo).

"Roger Mila did the same and played well in the World Cup but the question is " are the situations the same"?

"We want to make an impact going to the world cup so all needed necessities must be explored but like I said we must be serious with our football," he concluded.

Ghana, who are in Group H will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up their group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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