Asamoah Gyan set sights on Ghana call-up ahead of 2022 World Cup
Asamoah Gyan is eyeing call-up to the senior national of Ghana, the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 36-year-old last played for the Black Stars at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt. He is currently without a club after leaving Legon Cities where he made just five appearances in the 2020/21 season.
Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of Ghana, with 51 goals and is also the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup with six goals.
“Anything can happen, it has happened before back in 1994 when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup,” he told BBC Sports’ John Bennett.
“But I haven’t retired yet, I haven’t announced my retirement, I have been out for almost two years now due to injuries and my body shutting down.
“I just need to get my body back in shape, so I have started training of course and I’ll see how my body reacts to playing competitive football. Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically and then we’ll see what happens.”
Gyan added, “Honestly, I haven’t spoken to anybody yet, it’s part of the plan. I just want to see how my body reacts first.”
“My manager and I have been talking behind the scenes, so we just have to make sure we know what we are doing.
‘Everything is in progress, everything looks positive, so we will see what happens, there might be a surprise.”
Ghana have been placed in Group H of the World Cup with Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.
The Black Stars will take on Portugal in their first group game on November 24 before playing South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2 respectively.