Ex-Ghana captain and all time top scorer Asamoah Gyan has rendered an apology for using the word “nonsense” to describe the latest Black Stars call-up.
The former Al Ain forward was not in a diplomatic mood when he expressed his views on the squad to face Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup playoffs.
Gyan slammed and blasted the technical handlers of the Black Stars over the omission of Majeed Ashimeru, whom he described as Ghana’s best midfielder after Thomas Parte
“This guy @MajeedAshimeru is the best midfielder in Ghana, after @Thomaspartey22 PERIOD. I have kept quiet on this but this nonsense must stop. Smh,” he fumed on Twitter.
However, after stirring controversy with his statement, Gyan deleted the tweet and apologised for his wording.
He was, however, quick to add that he stands by his opinion that Ashimeru deserves to be in the squad to face Nigeria.
“I still insist that Ashimeru deserves to be in this current Black Stars BUT am sorry for using the word “ Nonsense “ in my statement so I unreservedly withdraw that word, I was carried by my emotions . Go Ghana,” he tweeted.
On Tuesday morning, Ghana’s interim coach Otto Addo named a 27-man squad for the two-legged tie against the Super Eagles.
Ghana will face Nigeria in the upcoming FIFA World Cup playoff game includes four players who have received their debut call-ups.
The first leg of the World Cup playoff game is scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2022, while the second leg will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH