Former Ghana, Chelsea and Newcastle player Christian Atsu has urged the Ghana FA and the leadership of the Black Stars to honour Asamoah Gyan his last wish at the World Cup.
Asamoah Gyan, the Ghana national team all time all time top scorer is eyeing for a sensational return ahead of the upcoming world’s most prestigious tournament.
However, Christian Atsu ‘Twasam’ who was named as the Player of the Tournament award, as well as the Goal of the Tournament award for his strike against Guinea during the 2015 AFCON has taken to his Twitter handle to urge the Ghana Football Association and the Technical of the Black Stars to honour Asamoah his last wish by taking him to the 2022 World Cup.
Asamoah Gyan, the unattached 36-year-old won the last of his 107 caps for the Black Stars in July 2019, and has not played a club game since an outing in April 2021 for Accra-based side Legon Cities.
But the former Udinese, Rennes and Sunderland forward says he is embarking on a fitness programme with the hope of appearing at what would be his fourth World Cup finals.
“Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically,” he told the BBC World Service.
“The World Cup is every footballer’s dream. I think I’ve got a bit of energy left in me to prove myself once again.
“I’ve been out for almost two years now due to injuries but I just need to get my body back in shape. It’s an eight-week programme and according to my physical instructor I’m improving faster than he thought.
“Then I must see how my body reacts to playing competitive football.”
“I haven’t announced my retirement,” he said.
“Anything can happen, you know. It’s happened before, talking about Cameroon in 1994, with Roger Milla coming back from retirement to play in a World Cup.”
“Honestly I haven’t spoken to anybody at all.
“It’s part of the plan. I just want to make sure I see how my body reacts first. I just need to get to some level and then I can say I’m ready.
“Everything looks positive, so we’ll see what happens. There might be a surprise.” Gyan said.