‘Ghana Football Association have treated Felix Afena-Gyan unfairly’ – Ex-Black Stars midfielder Derrick Boateng


Ex-Ghana star midfielder Derrick Boateng has chastised the Ghana Football Association for the ill treatment of US Cremonese forward Felix Afena Ohene-Gyan.

The former Spanish La Liga star believes that the Ghana FA officials together with the technical team of the Black Stars have been extremely unfair to the young striker.

Afena-Gyan burst onto the football scenes in Ghana after he was given a chance to shine at Serie A club AS Roma by Jose Mourinho leading to a Black Stars call-up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in March 2022.

According to Boateng, Ghanaians have not been fair to Afena-Gyan, and he supports the player’s decision to decline the invitation. Boateng believes that football is not just about on-field performance, but also about having a sound mindset. He cited Afena-Gyan’s performance in the team’s two matches against Nigeria, where he was the best player and fought against four Nigerian defenders, as evidence of his talent.

Boateng expressed his disappointment that Afena-Gyan was not invited to the World Cup and is now being asked to play for the U-23 team.

“I really think Ghanaians haven’t been fair to that boy so right now that he has turned down an invitation, I support it.”

“Football now is not about going to the field and performing a lot of things adds up that people don’t care about and only blame players that they don’t perform,” Derek Boateng stated.

“Football is about the brain so if you don’t have a sound mindset you can never perform. In our two matches against Nigeria, he was our best player. He was the player that was fighting four Nigerian defenders because we were playing one top.”

” He did everything possible, we qualified for the World Cup and they didn’t invite him and now they want him for under 23 and his management said he is not ready,” he stated.

Afena-Gyan’s management has stated that he is not ready to play for the team, and Boateng supports this decision.

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