Asamoah Gyan targets Black Stars return for 2022 World Cup; Christian Atsu urges the Ghana FA to honor his wishes

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Ghana’s all-time scorer Asamoah Gyan has set sights on representing Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar later this year.

According to Gyan who has been without a club for more than a year now and last played for the Black Stars against Tunisia at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, he’s currently not fully fit but he’s working hard to be in a good shape for the Mundial.

“Anything can happen, it has happened before back in 1994 when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup,” Gyan said in an interview with BBC’s John Bennett.

”But I haven’t retired yet, I haven’t announced my retirement, I have been out for almost two years now due to injuries and my body shutting down.

“I just need to get my body back in shape, so I have started training of course and I’ll see how my body reacts to playing competitive football.

“Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically and then we’ll see what happens.”

Quizzed whether he has informed the Ghana FA of his decision, Gyan said: “Honestly, I haven’t spoken to anybody yet, it’s part of the plan. I just want to see how my body reacts first.”

“My manager and I have been talking behind the scenes, so we just have to make sure we know what we are doing.

‘Everything is in progress, everything looks positive, so we will see what happens, there might be a surprise.”

Reacting to the comments from Gyan, former Newcastle and Chelsea midfielder Christian Atsu has urged the Ghana FA to make Gyan’s wishes come true.

“Honour @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 with his last wish🙏,” Atsu said in a tweet.

Asamoah Gyan has played for the Black Stars in all their three appearances at the World Cup, scoring six goals, which is the most by an African player.

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