Thursday Sep 07, 2017. 17:00
Ghana players Boakye Yiadom and Thomas Partey have been singled our for praise by team captain Asamoah Gyan following their performances against Congo.
Partey scored in the Black Stars’ 1-1 home draw with the Red Devils last weekend and followed it up with a brilliant hat-trick in a 5-1 win against the same team in Brazzaville on Tuesday.
Yiadom also excelled in the match in Congo, netting a fine brace to see Ghana claim a big win which somewhat revived their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
“Great performance from the two players. Looking at their performance from their clubs, I wasn’t so surprised because they are all in form for their clubs,” Gyan told Hot FM, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.
“They were consistent with their clubs. Boakye Yiadom scored a lot of goals for his club [Red Star Belgrade] and has even inspired them to the Europa League group stage. He deserved the call up and he is showing with his performance.
“I’ll also congratulate Thomas Partey for his wonderful show. He also started so well for his club and had a fine form before joining. And he has been able to transfer that form to the national team.
“This is what the national team needs. There must be competition from all angles. Everyone must be ready to prove his worth when handed the call up. The competition in the team is what can push the team forward.”