Gyan advices budding Ghanaian youngsters to chase regular playing time in transfers

Ebenezer Assifuah expected to join a foreign club after excelling at World Cup

Ebenezer Assifuah expected to join a foreign club after excelling at World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow

Asamoah Gyan says regular playing time should be the main motivation for young players in picking clubs during transfer seasons.

Several agents are at work at this time of the year ahead of the start of most European leagues to primarily secure lucrative deals for their clients.

Ghanaian players are again in the spot light of heated transfer talks following the Ghana U20 team’s relative success at the FIFA U20 World Cup.

Some of the brilliant players in the Black Satellites team that grabbed the headlines in Turkey including tournament top scorer Ebenezer Assifuah, bronze ball winner Clifford Aboagye and others such as Seidu Salifu and captain Lawrence Lartey have already been linked with moves to foreign clubs.

Clubs, players, agents and managers often look out for suitors with the biggest financial offer for obvious reasons.

Several bright young Ghanaian prospects have made critical decisions on their choice of club often motivated by money only to see their careers run down the drain in subsequent years.

And the Black Stars captain wants the current crop of youngsters to draw lessons from these past experiences to guide their transfer decisions in order to realize their full potential.

“I don’t know where the offers come from but if a player gets an offer you have to make sure where you are going you are going to get the playing time,” he said.

“We shouldn’t rush things to make mistakes. It has happened in the past, we all know that.

“So we should just keep calm and then go to a club that you get more playing time to get the experience.”


  1. Edward says:

    The writer of this article must improve his/her English. The verb for advice is advise. Advice is the noun form.

  2. Kwasi korankye says:

    Good advise!

  3. Dartey solo says:

    I totaly agree wt gyan n dy must 2 be more wisable n advisable.nw luk at ransford, adiyah

  4. D LIGHT says:

    Lol. Løok at this Twerp! He is absolutely in No position to advise these young Lads. Mediocrity, Mammonism & Myopicism is what his career Mirrors. These guys needs heavyweights of the game to look up to in their Mentorship or Decision makings. ABEDI, YEGOALA, Tony Baffoe, Stephen Appiah, Essien n etc are the near brothers to seek. Technology hav made it easy to sofalise wit great marquees like Etoo’s, Drogba’s, kanu’s Yaya, Okocha’s tru social sites like Twitter or Facebook.
    Lads, there word here sld be BELIEVE! If u believe u got the talent, there’s is no need to fear boundaries. Do not let inferiority complex creep into ya heads. If the likes of El shaarawy, Isco, walcots, Gotze, Ayews, Lukaku’s, zaha’s are defying all odds at the high level among the best players, why can’t u guys? U are No different . LOOK AT OSCAR, BALOTELI, NEYMAR… Despite their tender age, their seen as the hopes of the various national teams. Just Believe u can n u will b amazed at progress u make. Adiya , Osei showed contentment… What u need is deep hunger and desire to b the very best. The Bar must b set High until it bcams the Highest. JAH BLESS

  5. D GEM says:

    @ D LIGHT.datz my man,where have you being? It is well delievered and well heared.

  6. Anomaa says:

    Well said @D LIGHT

  7. Ijahman says:

    Thank u D lite. The fact that Adiyiah, Ransford and Opoku Agyemang didnt make it doesnt mean they too will not make it. If KASA,Badu, Odartey, Isaac Asare and and others made it due hard work then they can also make it. The sky is the limit. Also there is a saying that opportunity comes but once. Dont listen to people who dont like progress. I know tuey would take this opportunity if it came their way.

  8. BX, NYC says:

    @ D LIGHT..Great one – well said..

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