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Asamoah Gyan targets Black Stars return at 2022 World Cup

Ghana’s all-time top scorer, Asamoah Gyan, has set his sights on playing for the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be staged in Qatar.

Gyan’s last appearance for the country was during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations game against Tunisia and despite the long absence from the national team, the player is yet to retire from international football.

The 36-year-old’s last competitive season came during the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season where he featured five times for Legon Cities.

In an interview with BBC’s John Bennett, Gyan admitted he is not fully fit at the moment and is working hard to be in a good shape.

“Anything can happen, it has happened before back in 1994 when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup,” he said.

”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.”

Credit: BBC Sport

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