“Some players think they are bigger than the team because of small hype and fame” – furious Asamoah Gyan lashes out after Ghana’s shocking exit from the U-23 AFCON

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Former Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has pitched into some members of the Black Meteors team following the team’s shocking exit from the TotalEnergies U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Black Meteors were knocked out of the competition which serves as qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after drawing 1-1 in the final group game against Guinea on Friday, June 30 at the Grand Stade of Tangier.

Ghana finished the group stages in third place with four points, finishing behind Morocco by five points and behind Guinea on goal difference.

Reacting to the disappointing development, Asamoah Gyan in a post on Twitter stressed that the team failed to achieve the desired results because some players think they are bigger than the whole team.

“What I saw in this Black meteors team is some players think they are bigger than the whole team. Small hype and fame ? SHM.,” read the tweet from Asamoah Gyan.

“Modern football is not about only what you do with the ball. It’s about what you do without the ball. I see players thinking the can play alone. It’s about time we wake up and defend when we lose the ball. SMH,” the tweet added.

Ghana’s exit from the group stages of the U-23 AFCON means the team will not feature at next year’s Olympic Games in Paris. The West African nation hasn’t featured at the Olympic Games since 2004 in Athens, Greece.

Asamoah Gyan who recently announced his retirement from football was a member of the team that represented Ghana in Greece.

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