Avram Grant, the Black Stars coach, says he is hopeful captain, Asamoah Gyan will play a role in group C match against Algeria on Friday.
At the AFCON Gyan is yet to mark for Ghana after coping with ill health but was able to train for 25 minutes on Thursday evening, giving belief he could return to start a steam that cope in his absence.
“Gyan is too sick and is struggling everything to play. I hope he plays. We wish him to play because we have a young squad. Apart from Harrison Afful, in our game against Senegal, all our players were twenty four and below. He is a great leader and one of the best of the best strikers in Africa,” he noted.”If he is not able to play then we will find some another solution like we did against Senegal.”
Grant also gave his respect for an Algerian squad that is favourite to win the event.
“I watched Algeria carefully during the World Cup. There is a lot of gift and I know because I had 2 of them[ Belhadj and Yebda] play for me at Portsmouth but we also have a lot of talents still hidden. It will be a very hard game for both sides,” Grant said.
The Black Stars of Ghana lost their opening group match to Senegal and must win their next match by all means to have any desire of qualifying to the next round of the tournament.
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