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60% of current Black Stars players are not declining - Asamoah Gyan

Football News 60% of current Black Stars players are not declining - Asamoah Gyan
THU, 08 JUN 2023 LISTEN

Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has expressed concern over the current players invited for the upcoming Black Stars game against Madagascar.

Chris Hughton last week invited 24 players for the matchday five games of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, the majority of whom were in Qatar for the World Cup, with the team hoping for a positive result to secure qualification to the next tournament in Ivory Coast.

Gyan in an interview voiced his worries about the form of the players chosen for the crucial task.

He expressed his belief that approximately 60 per cent of the current players are not performing well at their respective clubs.

Although Gyan highlighted this concern, he also called for support for the national team ahead of the game.

"We have got a young team that is doing. The truth hurt because we have some playing whose team got relegated," he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

"Some key players are not in good form and they are not playing well and it is a problem.

"Over 60 per cent of the key players are declining but that is what we have because the national team is different from club football.

"The call-up is excellent and we all have to support them because we are all fans now.

"I think they must psyche themselves up because it will be a difficult game," he added.

Black Stars will commence their training camp on June 12 before travelling to Madagascar for the game on Sunday, June 18.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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