Found September 10, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan talked Andre Ayew into returning to the Black Stars Andre Ayew has revealed how phone calls from Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan convinced him into returning to the Black Stars. The Olympique Marseille disclosed to the media frantic efforts made by the Al Ain ace to have him return to the national team on the eve of Ghana’s 2-1 win over Zambia in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Ayew had called temporary time on his international career – stating he had problems with members of the Black Stars management committee. Ghana President John Mahama amongst other influential people helped in the process of convincing the 2009 Ghana U20 World Cup winning captain and his younger brother Jordan into rescinding their decision to leave the Black Stars. But it was the telephone conversations from captain Asamoa Gyan that according to Andre showed how much he was missed and needed back in the team. “I have something to say about our captain here [Asamoah Gyan]. He has done a great job since...

Asamoah Gyan Admits He Lacked Match Fitness Against Zambia

Asamoah Gyan said he had to ‘sacrifice’ against Zambia on Friday. Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted he was second best in Friday’s 2-1 win over Zambia in final Group D World Cup qualifier. The Al Ain ace was an injury doubt three days to the match after he limped out of training due to thigh pains. He had to past a late fitness test to lead the Black Stars at the Baba...

Japan beats Ghana 3-1 in friendly

Shinji Kagawa, Yasuhito Endo and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat an experimental Ghana side 3-1 in a friendly on Tuesday. Asamoah Gyan and Michael Essien were among 10 top players dropped from the Ghana squad for the match at Yokohama International Stadium. Kevin-Prince Boateng also didn't make the trip for Ghana, which beat Zambia 2-1 on Friday to secure...

Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah Expects Weakened Black Stars To Shine Against Japan

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is expecting his squad to stand up against Japan in Tuesday’s friendly despite missing several key players. The Black Stars are without some high-profile players like Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew. Ghana’s last meeting against Japan four years ago ended in a 4-3 defeat. Appiah...

Ghana Coach Wants To Use Japan Friendly As Play-offs Dress Rehearsal

Kwesi Appiah Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah wants to use Tuesday’s friendly against Japan to sharpen his side arsenals for next month’s World Cup play-offs. Appiah is using an under-strength Black Stars squad to face the Blue Samurai who have already qualified to Brazil 2014. Key players Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew have been excused...

Black Stars Train In Yokohama Ahead Of Japan Friendly

Black Stars in training The Black Stars have held their first training session in Yokohama ahead of Tuesday’s exhibition match against Japan. The team arrived in the Asian country in the early hours of Sunday after defeating Zambia 2-1 in final Group D World Cup qualifier. Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah dropped his top stars – Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and...

Ghana Hold Final Training Session Ahead Of Japan Friendly

Black Stars in training Ghana held their final training session on Monday night ahead of their international friendly against Japan. The team at at the Mitsuzawa Playing Field with every player taking active part. Midfielder Mohammed Rabiu trained with the group after doing low runs on Sunday. The Black Stars arrived in the Asian country in the early hours of Sunday after defeating...

Defender John Boye To Captain Ghana In Friendly Against Japan

John Boye Ghana defender John Boye will captain the Black Stars on Tuesday when they take on Japan in Tuesday’s friendly in Yokohama. The France-based centre-back has been chosen by coach Kwesi Appiah to lead the West Africans at the 70,000 capacity Yokohama International Stadium. Boye, who has got strong leadership and organisational qualities, has been chosen to lead his country...
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