Asamoah Gyan, captain of Ghana's senior national football team the Black Stars, has blamed the pitch where last night's Ghana vs Egypt football game was played for his injury.
Asamoah Gyan, a veteran of three World cups and Ghana's most prolific national team goal scorer, was substituted towards the end of the first half Ghana's final group stage match with what seemed like a groin injury.
Speaking with Class News' Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang, the seasoned Ghanaian striker said the pitch just wasn't up to standard for the players.
“Like I say, we don’t have good pitches. The pitch I think is the cause because I said it on day one and I told some of the players it’s not good for our muscle."
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"Right now, I’m injured and we just have to see the extent of the injury. We have to go for the MRI scan and then the doctor can confirm how long I’m going to stay out,” he stated.
“I feel pain… When I walk it's OK, but when I try to change direction that is when I feel the pain. In football, there is a lot of changing of direction and so hopefully we go for the scan and then there might be a miracle so we’ll see.”
With the national team already having suffered the loss of Baaba Rahman, who got injured in the Ghana vs Uganda encounter, the loss of Asamoah Gyan is sure to have an effect on the country's senior national team.