- Spanish coach Gerard Nus says the Black Stars will miss 'great leader' Asamoah Gyan at the Afcon
- Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since 2019
- Nus was an assistant Black Star coach from 2014 till 2017
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Former assistant coach of the Black Stars, Gerard Nus has stated that the team will miss 'important' player and 'great leader' Asamoah Gyan at the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since making an appearance from the bench in Ghana's penalty loss to Tunisia in the round of 16 at the 2019 Afcon.
Spanish coach Nus who was the assistant coach of the Black Stars from 2014 till 2017 disclosed to Goal that Gyan's absence will leave a huge gap in the team.
“Obviously, there is a big miss, we used to have an important players like Asamoah Gyan, one of the best strikers ever in my opinion in Africa. Also, he was a great leader and great captain."
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The Spanish coach further added that the players that will make the final team will have to step up and fill the void.
“Now, we will see, we have to get the most from the players that we have.
I still believe no matter what the final selection is, Ghana is always going to be one of the candidates, and sooner rather than later, we’re going to be seeing them become champions of Africa.”
Nus also waded in on which countries he thought will progress from the group.
“In my opinion, Ghana and Morocco should go through from the Afcon group. I think that even though Gabon and Comoros have important players, they’re not up to the same level than the other two”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that top Ghanaian comedian, Derick Kobina Bonney popularly known as DKB, has started a campaign to get striker Asamoah Gyan back into the national team.
The TV and event personality started a hashtag on Twitter, Gyan Must Play Next Afcon, asking Ghanaians to push for the return of Ghana's all time leading scorer.
In a post on Twitter by DKB, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the comedian believes Gyan's 'scary presence' has been missed in the Black Stars.