AFCON: Gyan’s return destroys Ghana’s chances – Nyaho Tamakloe
Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe is predicting doom for the Black Stars at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted in Egypt.
This comes after Captain Asamoah Gyan rescinded his decision to retire from the national team after he was stripped of the captaincy.
Gyan in an earlier statement cited Black Stars Coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to deny him the captain’s armband for his retirement.
However, after meeting with President Akufo-Addo over the matter on Tuesday, Gyan backtracked from his earlier decision, saying in a short statement “I have spoken to President Akufo-Addo in good faith and will now make myself available for selection by Coach Kwasi Appiah.”
Speaking to Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe observed Gyan’s return inevitably destroyed Ghana’s chances of lifting the trophy that eluded her for decades.
“I can tell you with my experience in football as far back as my Hearts of Oak days in the eighties, this has totally destroyed our chances. Totally. I am telling you. They should forget about it.
“Other countries are not sleeping. Even Mauritius now and you go a battlefield with a fragmented front there’s no way you can win. This has totally destroyed Ghana’s chances,” he stated.