As a reaction to Asamoah Gyan’s comments about returning to the national team for the 2022 World Cup, Black Stars assistant coach George Boateng revealed that the striker is a good friend.
Boateng, the Black Stars’ assistant coach, stated that the technical team will not make a public statement until they have spoken with the player and that they have nothing to say publicly about the hot topic.
Gyan, who has 51 goals for Ghana, revealed last month that he has unfinished business with the national team and is hoping to return before the tournament in Qatar.
The 36-year-old has not represented Ghana since 2019, and his career has stagnated since his return. He hasn’t competed in a competitive match in over a year.
“We’ve so much respect for Asamoah Gyan as a player and as a person, he’s a very good friend of mine and what he has done for Ghana is amazing. Record goalscorer, six goals at the World Cup it’s amazing,” Boateng said.
“You can only applaud his achievements however, on this topic, I think out of respect for the player and the friend of mine as a person, I will prefer to discuss this issue with him in person rather than sharing with the outside world,” he added.