Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has defended his decision to start experienced striker Asamoah Gyan from the bench at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The mild-mannered tactician introduced the country's all-time top scorer late in the 78th minute as a replacement for Kwadwo Asamoah during Saturday's 0-0 draw with Cameroon in Ismailia.
Gyan brought some assertiveness upfront and caused troubles for the Cameroon defence.
However, in the opening Group F match against Benin, the former Kayserispor striker was an unused substitute.
''Asamoah Gyan is a good player but I am the coach with the ability to judge the needs of my team and the players I need,'' Appiah explained at the post-match conference on Saturday.
Ghana must beat Guinea Bissau next Tuesday to stand a chance of progressing to the round of 16.