Former Ghanaian international, Augustine Arhinful believes naming Asamoah Gyan as part of the Black Stars squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be key for Ghana.
The Kayerispor forward has endured a torrid season due to consistent recurring of injuries.
Gyan is undoubtedly one of the best strikers the country has ever produced but many football fandom have called on Coach Kwesi Appiah not to include the former Sunderland forward in his squad for the upcoming tournament in Egypt despite participating in the AFCON seven time.
However, Arhinful believes the addition of the former Sunderland forward be key and will help the country to win the upcoming tournament.
“I believe we need Asamoah Gyan for his experience,” he told Asempa FM. “You can't rule out experience when you are going into a tournament like this
“We need strikers who can always position themselves at the right place at the right time, however, I don't think Coach Kwasi Appiah will select more than 5 strikers for the tournament
“We need players whose effort will augment the strikers. A lot of our strikers have been affected by the moves they made during the transfer window,” he added.
The 33-year-old is the country’s all-time top goal scorer.