AFCON 2019 – Troubled Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan To Miss Harambee Stars Clash

Asamoah Gyan. [OHOTO/ COURTESY]

Ghana will be without their skipper and all time top scorer Asamoah Gyan when they host Kenya in the final round fixtures of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Gyan missed a 24-man squad named by the Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the tie scheduled for Accra Stadium on March 23.

According to sources,the former Sunderland striker was omitted because he has not been getting play time with his Turkish side Kayserispor.

Gyan is also unsettled and has had to deal with family issues including a reported divorce proceedings he filed last year and paternity test on his three children.

Daily Mail last year reported that Gyan, who was at one point one of the game’s top earners, was broke.

Both Ghana have qualified for the 2019 AFCON set for Egypt from June 21 to July 19.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars currently top Group F on seven points, one ahead of Ghana and a draw will see them run away with the group.

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Ghana Squad: Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France), Felix Annan (Asante Kotoko, Ghana)

Defenders: Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy) Lumor Agbenyenu ( Göztepe S.K, Turkey) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Amos Frimpong (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Nuhu Kassim (1899 Hoffenheim, Germany) Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy) John Boye (Metz,France) Joseph Aidoo (Genk, Belgium)

Midfielders: Andre Ayew ( Fenerbahçe S.K, Turkey) Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain) Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England) Kwame Bonsu (Asante Kotoko, Ghana) Ernest Asante  ( Al Jazira, UAE) Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) Alhassan Wakaso ( Vitória S.C, Portugal) Jeffery Schlupp ( Crystal Palace, England), Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo, Italy)

Forward: Caleb Ansah Ekuban(Trabzonspor, Turkey) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) Emmanuel Boateng (Dalian Yifang, China)  Kwasi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon, UK)

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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