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Asamoah Gyan Defends Afena-Gyan After Horrible Performance Against CAR



Asamoah Gyan Defends Afena-Gyan After Horrible Performance Against CAR

All-time goalscorer for the Senior National team the Black of Ghana, Asamoah Gyan has jumped to the defence of young talented striker, Felix Afena-Gyan after his mixed performance against the Central African Republic (CAR).

The former Black Stars captain believes that the midfielders of Ghana are not supplying enough goals scoring opportunities for Afena-Gyan.

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The Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw in their second Group E game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on Sunday.

After beating Madagascar 3-0 in Cape Coast Stadium, Black Stars looked more favourites to win the game, however, head coach Otoo Addo’s boys were left with disappointment after they failed to make two wins out of two.

An early goal from Mohammed Kudus was cancelled out by a ferocious effort from Karl Namnganda late in the first half as both teams shared the spoils.

Despite scoring his debut international goal in the thrashing of Madagascar, Afena-Gyan was culpable for some sloppy play on Sunday and it was his misplaced pass that led to the CAR’s equaliser.

The 19-year-old, therefore, came under criticism from a section of Ghanaian fans, with some taking to Twitter to slam his performance.

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However, reacting to the criticism, Gyan, who is Ghana’s all-time top-scorer with 51 goals, said Afena-Gyan did great against CAR.

Asamoah Gyan noted that most strikers tend to give up when there’s no quality supply from the middle of the park while urging Ghana’s midfielders to take risks.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars remain at the top of Group E of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers with four points, alongside Angola.

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