Tema Youth president, Wilfred Osei Palmer has advised the exclusion of Asamoah Gyan from the 2022 World Cup squad.
Gyan stated his intentions of returning to the Black Stars in August despite missing out in action for over one year.
Palmer believes that Gyan has paid his dues and shouldn’t play for Ghana in the World Cup.
“Gyan is my brother, a friend and everything, I will tell him to leave the stage because he has paid his dues for Ghana. When he scored his 50th in Gabon I think he celebrated that goal in front of me and there was a reason why he did that because that was all that I wished for him to get his 50th goal”
“He is one of the best players we’ve had, he has paid his dues so we should not push him to the World Cup to disgrace himself. He played for Legon Cities and we all saw that the soul is willing but the body is weak”
“So, I will tell Gyan to allow us to go and do our business or he should go as an inspirer because he is a legend and that is what we lack in most of the tournament, I have been to competitions several times (AFCON, World Cup) and what other counties does is, they bring their legends and are given special place because when the going gets tough, they will be there to support because of their experience but we are not celebrating our legends and that is the whole issue” he said.
Gyan has scored 51 goals for his country.