Former Ghana international Emmanuel Armah ‘Senegal’ has severely lashed out at persons campaigning for the return of Asamoah Gyan to the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Gyan, 36, has confirmed his desire to feature at the Mundial in Qatar despite being clubless for the past two years.
Armah Senegal, however, speaking in an interview said he is dismayed by the calls which he believes are borne out of ignorance and mere comedy.
According to him, if invitations to the team were about reputation and not form then he also should be called.
“I don’t follow certain things. Those who are talking about it I want to tell them that football is based on your performance. We will use your performance to call you before you play the national team,” he said.
“The players that they’ve mentioned their names to rejoin the Black Stars how many league matches have they played? Which team are they playing now? They are just joking. To be able to play football your performance must be good. You have to perform at the club level. That will create the chance for you to be called. They are just joking and gossiping. That’s what I can say.
“Which team Asamoah Gyan is playing now? Give me the answer. Then I can also come and play. Let’s put the jokes aside and gather the players for them to be serious. God will bless you when you are serious. If you are not serious God will not bless you.
“We have to stop making noise and stop the politics in football. Football is not politics. It is a game of passion. We should not envy the players who are performing but we should rather invite those who are performing in their various leagues. In the final squad, some will make it and others will be dropped”, he told Ghanasportspage.com.
Notable among the personalities wanted the country’s all-time leading goal scorer to be part of the Black Stars team for the 2022 World Cup is Accra Hearts of Oak Board member and former Ghana GA Chairman Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe.
The last time Asamoah Gyan played for the Black Stars was at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.