Al Ain coach Olaroiu lashes at Ghana FA for fielding ‘injured’ Gyan against Sudan

Asamoah Gyan picked up a thigh injury in Ghana's 4-0 win over Sudan

Asamoah Gyan picked up a thigh injury in Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan

By Ameenu Shardow

Al Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu is fuming over Asamoah Gyan’s involvement in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan despite picking an injury.

The Ghana captain picked up a thigh strain in the lead up to the crucial qualifier but was declared fit by the Black Stars medical team to feature against the Nile Crocodiles after scans revealed the injury wasn’t serious.

The 27-year-old however after scoring in the comprehensive 4-0 win aggravated the injury which will now keep him out of action for a yet to be announced period.

This means Olaroiu will be without his leading marksman when Al Ain hosts Al Shabab on Friday as Gyan returned to Abu Dhabi earlier this week injured.

This has got the Romanian coach extremely furious as he vented his anger on Ghana FA officials for allowing the ex Sunderland striker to play the game last Sunday through the pain barrier.

“He picked up an injury in a friendly match when preparing for the qualifier, but still played, made his injury worse and had to be substituted,” said Olaroiu.

“The risk of Gyan playing should not have been taken. I’m disappointed the Ghana officials took the decision when he was already suffering with an injury.”

Olaroiu’s plight is even worsened ahead of Friday’s game against Al Shabab with news fellow star striker Omar Abdulrahman is also out with a yet to be revealed illness.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Chu says:

    Blame gyan. He just wantd to appease his poor AFC performance. We had equally good substitutes so do us a shut up favour

  2. kevin prince Boateng says:

    Yes its me. Gyan sacrificed for the nation. This coach can say whatever but to us he is a hero. God bless Ghana and the black stars

  3. PITO says:

    Blame Blackstar team doctors. I mean Blackstar team BUTCHERS.

  4. cool says:

    Please coach, with all due respect blame Asamoah Gyan. He (Gyan)knew the extent of his injury more than the team doctors and was in a better position to exclude himself from the game. After all, we had better strikers than Gyan on our bench who were ready to go. This was just selfishness on Gyan’s part. Please we will not need his services anymore in future, so keep him.

  5. ras nick says:

    he got it fucking right,what the hell do we need half fit gyan 4?he is nothing when fit.he is not 2 blame.dis things piis me ooffff

  6. SNOW DEMON says:

    HA COACH, THANK UR GOD BCOS WE WERE ALL HOPING SOME SUDANESE BULL WOULD JUST RIP HIM OFF SO THAT WE DONT SEE HIM AGAIN

  7. Big one says:

    hey! ghanaman u always trow bonb on gsn. i tnk u r gsn boko haram.



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