Veteran Ghanaian Coach JE Sarpong has monished Black stars skipper Asamoah Gyan to exercise wisdom and tact in deciding on his future with the senior national football team.
Gyan, 31 (turns 32 on November 22) has been robbed off consistent playing time for the Black Stars in recent times due to injuries.
The most recent injury occurred when he limped off the pitch during a training session ahead of Ghana’s last group game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Egypt.
That took to 3, the games he’s missed sequentially in a lacklustre campaign that saw Ghana fail to make the global showpiece for the first time in 16 years.
Following these developments, suggestions have been ripe that perhaps the writings on the wall are becoming clearer that Gyan’s final chapter in the book of his national team adventure is near completion.
Speaking to Takoradi based Empire FM, Coach Sarpong who tutored Gyan during his vernal stages in football believes the nation’s all time top scorer should be in a better position to decide on his future with the Black Stars.
Gyan made his Black Stars debut in November 2013 as a 17 year old in a game with Somalia and has gone on to record over 100 appearances.
He’s Africa’s top scoring footballer at the FIFA world Cup -on 6 goals- a feat previously held by Roger Milla of Cameroon.
JE Sarpong also advised Gyan to not hasten into taking a decision but should cleverly know when to jump off the boat before it sinks.
You can listen fully to J E Sarpong’s interview with Empire FM in the audio link below.