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‘Nobody should force Gyan to quit’

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Former Ghana striker Thomas Duah has kicked against ‘crude attempts’ to force Asamoah Gyan to retire from international football, insisting the current generation of players have a lot to tap into his unique set of skills, knowledge, and experience.

Gyan, 31, is at the twilight of his illustrious career but there have been a grand media campaign to get him out of the national team.

Critics claim he must hang up his boots to free up space for other emerging talents in the Black Stars.

But Gyan, who plays for Turkish side Kayserispor, has insisted he will call time on his legendary career on his own terms.

And former Ghana international Thomas Duah has warned against wicked attempts to force him to quit the national team prematurely.

“We should let Asamoah Gyan retire at his own volition. Nobody should force him to quit because he’s done a lot for us. He is the highest goalscorer for us and I always say if you look back and see how likes of Abedi Pele, Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and co left the national team it wasn’t in a good way, » he told Kumasi-based Metro FM

He adds: “Gyan is a winner and a leader. The young players will learn from him. He should hang around and I believe he will call it a day very soon.”

It appears the constant calls are not borne out on any scientific basis but perhaps envy and personal vendetta.

It has been claimed in the local media that the iconic Ghana captain will finally call it quit after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Gyan, 31, has come under several unprovoked attacks in the local media following the team’s failure to qualify 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Persistent injuries have conspired against the former Sunderland hitman whose passion and commitment to the West African nation is unrivalled.

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Europe: The 10 best African smugglers!

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They are numerous to illustrate in this pallet. Hard to score goals and the same goes for making assists. Since the beginning of the European championships, 10 African footballers have emerged and are doing brilliantly with this exercise. Afrique Sports presents them pell-mell.

1.Hakim Ziyech -5 passes décisives

2.Younes Belhanda -5 passes décisives

3.Riyad Mahrez- 4 passes décisives

4.Mathieu Dossevi -4 passes décisives

5.François Kamano- 4 passes décisives

6.Almamy Touré -4 passes décisives

7.Zakaria Labyad -4 passes décisives

8.Stephane Badji -3 passes décisives

9.Choupo-Moting -3 passes décisives

10. Sadio Mané -2 passes décisives

 

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Here is the reason why Aubameyang was excluded from Dortmund!

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Unsuccessful this season, Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knows a difficult start to the championship with Borussia Dortmund. Author of 14 goals in his first twelve games, the Gabon remains on a series of five games without any achievement. Worse still, the BVB, which led without conceding a goal for a long time, now ranks third behind RB Leipzig, and 6 points behind Bayern.

But the Ruhr club has not finished suffering, since you were told yesterday that the Gabonese striker was excluded from the professional group of Borussia Dortmund. But we just learned the exact reason why the former scorer of Saint-Etienne was fired.

And the reason would be that the player would arrive far too often behind the training, on top of that, the player would not have an adequate professional behavior with the life of a professional footballer. Moreover, according to the German media, Aubameyang would feel above the laws of the club, and think that from his status of executive in the team, he can do everything.

This is a serious accusation, and if that is true, it would mean that the behavior of the Gabon striker could have serious consequences for his future at the club. We already know that the player wanted to leave this summer. However, despite a strong interest of this great European club, the player had to stay in Borussia unlike Ousmane Dembele who went to Barca on a strike.

When we know the seriousness of the German leaders on these issues, it would not be surprising to see Aubameyang wax the bench for the upcoming games, even if the player is a part of the team, and he is the top scorer of the last Bundesliga season. But Borussia still has something to do with André Schurrle, but especially the Swedish nugget of 18 years, Alexander Isak recruited last season.

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Lyon: Michel Aulas regrets Didier Drogba

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Party of Guingamp, Didier Drogba had deposited his suitcases in Marseilles in 2003. The former international Ivorian could wear the tunic of Lyon. The president of OL, Jean Michel Aulas regrets that nothing has really been done to attract Didier Drogba.

« The player we did not seduce early enough is Didier Drogba. He should have come at the time with Flo Malouda. It was not done at the last moment but it was a big regret. He had a career so huge after … It would have been very good, « said the president of OL on SFR Sport.

This transfer did not prevent Lyon from winning the title of champion of France 7 times between 2002 and 2008.

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