2014 WC: Asamoah Gyan led players to demand $100,000; whether it was professional or political I leave it to Ghanaians – Afriyie Ankrah

Football News Former Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah
MAR 2, 2024 LISTEN
Former Minister for Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah

Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has questioned the professionalism of ex-Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan during his active Black Stars days.

Speaking to Akoma FM, the politician hit out at the legendary Black Stars player for leading the team to demand $100,000 cash before training to prepare for the final group game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He said while he won’t want to pass judgment, he wants Ghanaians to decide whether the leadership by Asamoah Gyan makes him professional or political.

“Ghanaians can assess whether what Asamoah Gyan did was professional or political by leading the players to demand $100,000 before their last game in the 2014 World Cup,” Elvis Afriyie Ankrah said.

The former Sports Minister continued, “I don’t know whether it was political but Ghanaians can judge whether it was political that a professional player and his colleagues say they would not train unless they see physical cash. That one anybody can judge for themselves whether it was political or not.

“They refused to train and it affected them in the final match. Ghanaians should judge whether it was political or indiscipline. I don’t know.”

Asamoah Gyan since his unveiling as a member of the manifesto team of NPP flagbearer Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has come under backlash.

There is an accusation that he intentionally wasted the penalty in the 2010 World Cup against Uruguay because it was the NDC in power.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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