Asamoah Gyan has made a case to be included in the Black Stars team for the World Cup in Qatar, according to Ghanaian gospel musician Sonnie Badu.
The singer noted in a Facebook post on September 27 that Asamoah Gyan’s popular “jama” sessions were vital in fostering a sense of teamwork.
According to Sonnie Badu, Asamoah Gyan’s famed striker-brought morale has departed the camp since his departure. Sonnie Badu argued that the Black Stars’ stunning elimination of West African rivals Nigeria may have contributed to their World Cup qualification.
Before being taken up for punditry responsibilities, he claimed Asamoah Gyan should be selected for the Black Stars team for the forthcoming competition.
“Soccer or football is off and on the pitch. Ever since he left the morale is gone. Who did he hand over the “Jama” singing to? It was all part of building the team sprit… I don’t know what has gone on, but he is needed before a pundit from super sport grabs him for the World Cup …
“Someone will say but we qualified against Nigeria without him, well hold on, That game was a no brainer .. I fear Ghana vrs IvoryCoast or Cameron but Ghana Nigeria has a history, luck is always on our side.. lol,” Sonnie Badu wrote on his Facebook page.
It will be noted that Asamoah Gyan revealed his desire to compete at the 2022 World Cup in an interview with the BBC last month.
The football legend’s remark caused controversy since some people felt that his experience would be a tremendous asset to the club, while others felt that he was unfit to play.
Christian Atsu, a former winger for the Black Stars, supported Asamoah Gyan’s goals, nevertheless.
Atsu who took to social media and tweeted, “Honour @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 with his last wish.”
Gyan, who has participated in three World Cups since 2006, scored six goals at the World Cup, the most by an African player.
Gyan last competed for Ghana in the 2019 AFCON, where the Black Stars were eliminated in the Round of 16.
The 2020–21 Ghana Premier League season was the striker’s last time competing for Legon Cities.