Asamoah Gyan to play for Ghana at 2022 FIFA World Cup?


Asamoah Gyan could be in line for a shock return to the international stage after he put his name in the hat for the Ghana national team ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The West African nation recently secured five new stars who had switched their allegiance from their European countries as Otto Addo looked to bolster his squad.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey and Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams were the high-profile incomings, and it appears the Black Stars could now gain a further boost in their preparations for the tournament.

Gyan has now declared his intention to represent his country on international football's biggest stage three years after his last outing for his nation.

"I haven't announced my retirement," the 36-year-old told BBC World Service.

"Anything can happen, you know. It's happened before, talking about Cameroon in 1994, with Roger Milla coming back from retirement to play in a World Cup.

"Talent-wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically.

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"The World Cup is every footballer's dream. I think I've got a bit of energy left in me to prove myself once again.

"I've been out for almost two years now due to injuries but I just need to get my body back in shape.

"It's an eight-week programme and according to my physical instructor I'm improving faster than he thought.

"Then I must see how my body reacts to playing competitive football."

Gyan is still Ghana's record goalscorer with 51 strikes, with six of those goals having come at World Cups he has featured in, making him Africa's top scorer at the global showpiece.

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