Ex-Black Stars coach Avram Grant has lauded the qualities of striker Asamoah Gyan.
The Israeli served as Ghana’s coach between 2014 and 2017 and had the opportunity to work with Asamoah Gyan.
He guided the Black Stars to the final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea only to lose to Ivory Coast on penalties.
His contract wasn’t extended after it expired in 2017 following a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign coupled with a poor start to the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
According to Grant, 65, the former Liberty Professional striker who is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals has ‘huge qualities’ as he can score with every part of his body.
“Asamoah Gyan had one of the biggest qualities I have ever seen in my life because he has everything as a striker,” Grant told 443gh.
The former Chelsea trainer reflected on one of Gyan’s goals scored in AFCON 2015 during his time as the Black Stars coach.
With Ghana losing their opening game 2-1 against Senegal without Asamoah Gyan through illness. The malaria-stricken Gyan returned to the lineup in Black Stars second game against Algeria in which he scored the only goal of the match.
The striker showed his class when he latched on a long pass from Wakaso Mubarak and shot pass goalkeeper, Rais Mbolhi, from a tight angle.
“He has the passion to score, he can score with his feet [and] his head. He is very good mentally. I’m sure you remember the 2015 Afcon game against Algeria – the goal he scored in the last minute.
Meanwhile, Avram Grant has said that he will embrace a return to the Black Stars of Ghana as a coach.