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Asamoah Gyan is carrying a thigh injury.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has hinted he will not field captain Asamoah Gyan for the crunch 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Zambia if he is not 100 percent fit.
The Al Ain ace could not complete Tuesday’s training session in Accra after limping off injured.
Gyan is on the mend and must pass a late fitness test for Friday’s match at the Baba Yara Stadium.
“We cannot not risk Gyan or take chances by fielding a weak team,” said Appiah
“He is our captain and a very good player for us but if he is not fit, we don’t take that risk in such a situation.
“We know Ghanaians will want to see him on Friday, but seriously, we cannot take such chances.”
Gyan is itching to face the Chipolopolo after missing a penalty in the 1-0 2012 Nations Cup semi-final defeat.
He had taken a break from international football when the Black Stars lost again by 1-0 in the corresponding fixture played last June in Ndola.
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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan failed to complete Tuesday’s training session over an injury concern.
The Al Ain striker had his right thigh heavily strapped with ice on the sidelines as he watched his teammates train at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The 27-year-old picked up a knock while with his UAE club.
He however proved his fitness when he lasted the entire duration of...
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Asamoah Gyan and Michael Essien doing the presentation
The Black Stars made a donation to the Kumasi Children’s Home upon their arrival in the Ashanti Regional capital for the deciding World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
The team led by captain Asamoah Gyan donated bags of rice, gallons of oil, cartons of milk, toiletries and other items to the home on their way to their camping...
Asamoah Gyan says he is ready to face Zambia
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says he is ready to play in the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on Friday despite concerns over his fitness.
The Black Stars captain has been struggling over the past days with a muscle injury.
The Al Ain hitman has since not trained with the rest of his teammates in the last two sessions.
Battle ready stars armed for Zambia. Photograph: Facebook.com
Zambia’s Chipolopolos have caused the irk of Ghana’s football militia men and squadron leader Asamoah Gyan is set to order his men to condemn them to the firing squad.
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Otumfour Osei Tutu II inspiring the Black Stars after training
The Black Stars received inspiring words of encouragement from the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II on Wednesday evening after holding their penultimate training session ahead of Friday’s clash against Zambia.
The visit of revered Ashanti King originally scheduled for Thursday was brought forward due to changes in the...
Ghana has kept their dream to make a third consecutive World Cup appearance alive after defeating Zambia 2-1 to reach the final round of the African qualifiers.
A goal apiece in each half by Russia based striker Majeed Warris and Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah was enough to withstand a second half Chipolopolo fightback through Nathan Sinkala.
The victory takes the Black Stars...
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah excluded Chelsea star Michael Essien from his starting line-up to face Zambia on Friday in a decisive 2014 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi.
But Marseille player Andre Ayew, who is also a returnee to the Black Stars, was named in the starting line-up dominated by players who have excelled so far in the qualifiers.
Coach Appiah deployed a two-man attack to face...
Black Stars have the easiest task to qualify to World Cup
Ghana have the easiest task of progressing to the final qualifying round of the 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifiers if they avoid defeat against Zambia on Friday.
The Black Stars top the Group D table with 12 points; one more than the Chipolopolo who beat their hosts twice in 2012.
But both sides go into the match at the Baba Yara...
Michel Essien warming up for the game at training.
By 1800 hours GMT, today, you can be guaranteed one thing; the sight and sounds of Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi, will not be like any other day.
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Black Stars team in pre-training prayers
The Black Stars players were cheered by the fans as they dropped down from their team bus to start their training sessions towards Friday’s deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
Most of the senior players of the team who were seated at the rear received the loudest cheer as they made their way down to the dressing room of the...
Black Stars arrived to a rapturuous reception in Kumasi
The Black Stars received a resounding welcome upon arrival at the Kumasi Airport on Wednesday ahead of their deciding World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
The team touched down at about 10:50 am (local time) to cheers of hundreds of supporters who had gathered to welcome the Black Stars.
The loudest cheer went to Michael Essien...
Andre Ayew was workaholic for Ghana
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Alhaji Sly Tetteh
Today marks exactly two years when Ghana lost the country’s best talent spotter Alhaji Ibrahim Sly Tetteh.
The owner of premier league club Liberty professionals collapsed and died while playing a friendly football match in Cape Coast.
He also had academies in Togo and Kenya.
His name will always be remembered when one talks about the current Black Stars team...