[ 2012-02-19 ]
GFA in talks with Gyan to return to Stars
The Ghana Football Association says it is talks
with striker Asamoah Gyan to return to the Black
Stars after the player announced he was quitting
the national team.
Asamoah is saddened by the heaps of verbal abuse
he has suffered personally since he failed to
convert a penalty against African Champions Zambia
in the 2012 African Cup of Nations semi-final
Zambia won the match one-nil and went on to beat
Cote d'Ivoire in the final to win their first ever
Ghanaian fans have not spared Asamoah for the
miss, and have also recalled his penalty miss
against Uruguay at the World Cup in South Africa
that should have seen the Black Stars in a
historic semi-final berth.
But the insults and chastising have not been
limited to the person of Asamoah, according to FA
spokesperson Ibrahim Sannie Darra who prefers to
correct that Asamoah only announced a temporary
withdrawal from the Stars rather than quitting,
the players family have also taken a share of the
A statement by the Ghana FA said “The Ghana
Football Association (GFA) has received a letter
from striker Asamoah Gyan announcing his decision
to take a temporary break from the Black Stars.
“Mr. Gyan is frustrated over the verbal abuse he
has received since playing for the country at the
2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
“The GFA is in talks with Mr. Gyan to urge him to
reconsider his decision.”
While some fans welcomed his decision, others have
however, urged the player to be apologetic over
the penalty miss and think through his decision
since he has a lot of playing days in his career.
Source - MyjoyOnline
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If Asamoah Gyan wishes to quit the Black Stars, his wishes must be respected and granted so that he can leave the team. Please note that the Black Stars have existed long before Asamoah Gyan became a member of the team (people like Aggrey Fynn, Mfum, Osei Kofi, Mohammed Ahmed [Polo], Abedi Ayew [Pele], etc.) had all come and gone, and there is still in existence; the Ghana Black Stars. In the same way the Black Stars will survive after Asamoah Gyan, hopefully!
An Asset like players who miss out on Penalties in crucial matches such as the World Cup and the African Cup of Nations; and break a nation’s (Ghanaians') hearts, who needs Liabilities? Long live the Ghana Black Stars!
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Citizen, Ghana 2012-02-20 (06:33:35)