Former Coach of Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs has stated that he has advised Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan to retire from the Black Stars.
Coach Sarpong who spoke to a media house in Accra said ” I called my son Asamoah Gyan after the draw against Congo to advice him to retire from the Black Stars”.
“I told him, Nana Asamoah, if you do not take care and retire now, you might leave to regret staying on for a longer time as all the great things you have done might be washed away from the history of the team”. Coach Sarpong lamented.
He went on to explain further that Asamoah Gyan responded thus “I am even considering that but had wanted to qualify the team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 African Cup of Nations but unfortunately things are not looking the way I assumed so would consider your decision sooner than later”.
The vociferous coach then gave a caution to the legend Abedi Ayew Pele to also take a similar step and advice his sons; Andre Dede Ayew and Jordan Ayew to retire from the national team.
He went on to explain that the inclusion of these three players in the national team is not doing anything good but rather killing the team because their impact of play has really gone down.
Gyan took over as the captain of the Black Stars after the retirement of John Mensah and has scored a record of 51 goals in 105 appearances for the national team. He has represented Ghana in three FIFA World Cups; 2006, 2010 and 2014 as well as six African cup of Nations since making his debut in 2008. He also played for the Black Meteors in the 2004 Athens Olympics Games.
Andre Ayew has also played 75 games for Ghana and managed to score 14 goals. He has also played in two FIFA World Cups; 2010 and 2014 and the six African Cups. He was the captain of the triumphant Black Satellites that won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Both missed Ghana’s team that won 5-1 against the Red Devils of Congo this afternoon.