World Cup Playoffs: Ghana to recall Asamoah Gyan for Super Eagles?

World Cup Playoffs: Ghana to recall Asamoah Gyan for Super Eagles?

There is no doubt that the two legged World Cup Qualifiers between Nigeria, and the West Africa neighbour, Ghana, is predictably turning out as the comedy of the century.

The headline, “World Cup playoffs: Ghana may recall Asamoah Gyan for Super Eagles”, showdown looks very amusing, but let no one be deceived by these seemingly football comedies because more will be unleashed by both nations between now and March 24, and 27,2022, the proposed dates for the World Cup Playoffs between the two nations respectively in Accra, Ghana, and Abuja, Nigeria.World Cup Playoffs: Ghana to recall Asamoah Gyan for Super Eagles?

Indeed, Asamoah Gyan’s purported recall to the National Team is the Ghanaian way of responding to an earlier statement credited to Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President, Amaju Pinnick, that Nigeria and AL-Hilal FC of Saudi Arabia striker, Odion Ighalo, is on his way back to the Super Eagles, presumably, for the World Cup Qualifiers.

In order not to be outdone by Nigeria in this game of wits( or is it mind games), Not to be outdone by Nigeria, Ghana is gearing up to recall its retired, tired, and totally forgotten football legend, Asamoah Gyan.

According to reports emanating from Ghana, Nigeria’s West African neighbours, Ghana, are leaving no stones unturned in their preparation for the two legged World cup playoffs against Nigeria.

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Following Black Stars poor run in the just concluded Nations Cup in Cameroon, getting a ticket to the world cup in Qatar has been dubbed an achievement that must not be negotiated among many Ghanaians.

According to the report, some Ghanaians have even called for the recall of former international and Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan, to the national team in order to further beef up the team.

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Physical trainer and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Train Like a Pro GH, Totti Laryea, has reportedly even offered to train Gyan to regain fitness enough to play against Super Eagles on one hand and possibly at the world Cup in Qatar should the Black Stars pull a surprise.

Totti Laryea, was quoted to have said on HS TV that he can help Asamoah Gyan regain his fitness to play against Nigeria.

I have said that, I want to help Asamoah Gyan to regain his fitness within two weeks. His managers heard it but they’re yet to contact me…I know he has physical trainer but I want him to come so I train him for just two weeks so he can go back to his trainer,” he said.
As People are calling for him to play against Nigeria, when I help him he can play for the stars .We need to qualify for the world cup” the report concluded.

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Obum Akawor
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