Former Cameroonian striker and now the Qatar Legacy Ambassador, Samuel Eto’o has shared his opinion on Asamoah Gyan’s ambition to represent Ghana at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be played in Qatar later this year.
Asamoah 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 in a recent interview with BBC disclosed his ambition to represent Ghana at the upcoming World Cup.
“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.”
Speaking in an interview with Peace FM, Eto’o who arrived in Ghana on Thursday to engage the Ghana FA and the media ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament was asked about the situation.
He said: “Well, this is a great challenge. He’s played and he is given great joy to Africans when they were watching him. What I will say is the final decision will be that of the coach. He will decide whether he will take him on board or not.”
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.