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04.04.2012 Sports News

Desailly wants Kevin Boateng, Gyan to return to Black Stars

By The Statesman
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Ghana coach in-waiting Marcel Desailly says he wants Kevin Prince Boateng and Asamoah Gyan to return to the Black Stars when he takes over the squad.

The Ghana-born ex-France captain claims he has been approached by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to takeover the vacant Black Stars coaching position.

The GFA is headhunting for a coach for the four-time African champions in the wake of the dismissal of Goran Stevanovic.

Boateng and Gyan, who will massively boost the Black Stars squad, prematurely called time on their international careers for various reasons.

Even though Desailly did not set the presence of the two players as the condition for him taking up the job, he says he wants to know the background of the exit of the two key players.

"If I have to accept the job, it's only fair it should be on my terms,” Desailly said.

“I want to be well briefed about issues like whether Kevin-Prince Boateng and Asamoah Gyan are returning to the squad etc.,”

The revelation shows that the two players will play a key role in the reign of Desailly as the coach of the Black Stars if he is appointed.

Gyan retired from the Black Stars in February after receiving some death threats and insults in the wake of Ghana"s elimination at the semi-finals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Boateng quit the Black Stars last year claiming that his travels from Milan to Africa to play for Ghana are having an effect on his health.

Keen on making an impact in the aftermath of Goran Stevanovic's dismissal, Desailly wants to assemble the best players to take the Black Stars to the next level.

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