Grant doubts Gyan is fit

Grant doubts Gyan is fit
Asamoah Gyan of Ghana during of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter Final match between Ghana and Guinea at Malabo Stadium, Equatorial Guinea on 01 February 2015 Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Ameenu Shardow

Friday Nov 13, 2015. 09:46

Ghana coach Avram Grant has confirmed Asamoah Gyan is likely to sit out the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Comoros on Friday due to the nature of the pitch in Moroni.

The Black Stars players will be playing on an unfamiliar artificial pitch in the first leg clash against Comoros.

The synthetic pitch raises the risk levels of players sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Gyan who has just returned from injury is struggling to hit full fitness due to the effects of training on an artificial pitch.

And coach Avram Grant confirmed his technical and medical team will be monitoring the Shanghai SIPG ace before taking a decision on whether to play him on Friday or not.

“This is a different pitch and players who had injuries before need to be taken care of because this is not a good pitch for players returning from injury,” he said.

“Maybe, we need to wait and see but he is just coming from injury and he doing his best to be fit for the game but I cannot say the pitch is helping him.”

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