“This nonsense must stop,” Asamoah Gyan blasts Otto Addo & GFA for overlooking Majeed Ashimeru ahead of Nigeria game


The midfielder has been in a scintillating form recently for his club but he was surprisingly dropped ahead of the World Cup playoffs

Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has launched a scathing attack on Ghana Football Association and coaches of the Black Stars following their decision to exclude Anderlecht midfielder Majeed Ashimeru from the squad that will face Nigeria in the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs.

With the first leg of the tie scheduled for Friday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Ghana FA released a 27-man squad on Tuesday but Ashimeru was conspicuously missing.

The former WAFA star has scored three goals and provided three assists so far this season for Anderlecht and has become the fans’ favorite.

That decision irked Gyan who took to his social media to blast the technical handlers and Football Association for always calling players not on merit ahead of those that can help the country.

“This guy @MajeedAshimeru is the best midfielder in Ghana, after @Thomaspartey22 PERIOD,” Gyan Tweeted on Tuesday.

” I have kept quiet on this but this nonsense must stop. Smh,” he added.

Interestingly, despite the awesome performances by many local players in this season’s Ghana Premier League, Otto Addo and Ghana Football Association decided to overlook them and call only one player (Dennis Korsah) from Hearts of Oak.

However, Denis Odoi, Montari Kamaheni, Christopher Antwi-Adjei, Elisha Owusu and Felix Afena-Gyan have been given the chance to play their first game for Ghana if selected on Friday.

Out of the four goalkeepers called, none of them is playing in Ghana Premier League especially Bechem United goalkeeper Abdulai Iddrisu who has had 13 clean sheets from 20 games and Danlad Ibrahim of Asante Kotoko who is currently in the form of his life.

A lot of folks in Kumasi and its environs, just like Gyan, are not happy with the decision of the technical team.

They believe that it is unfair to overlook the players in the local scene, especially Asante Kotoko after their splendid performance this season. Kotoko top the Premier League log with eight points advantage.


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