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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan feels hurt by allegations he sacrificed castro for rituals  FIFA.com News

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted that the recent allegations that he killed his friend and Ghanaian rapper Castro as part of a ritual sacrifice is hurting him.

Afrobeats artist Castro went missing along with friend Janet Bandu in July.

They disappeared while using jet skis on holiday with former Sunderland striker Gyan’s family in the Ghanaian coastal town of Ada.

“I’m feeling it and it is a difficult situation right now. He was my friend, you know. I don’t know if he is there or no and we are still waiting,” said Gyan after his club Al Ain crashed out of the Asian Champions League.

“It is very, very depressing for me and my family. But life goes on.”

Last month, Gyan’s brother Baffour Gyan, was alleged to have been part of a gang, which attacked a journalist who had asked the player about the rumours.

Baffour’s assault charges were however dropped later.

The Black Stars have felt the pain of Ghanaians and want to reform – Kwesi Nyantakyi  FIFA.com News

Asamoah Gyan leads reformed Black Stars

Asamoah Gyan leads reformed Black Stars

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says the Black Stars players have felt the anger and disappointment of Ghanaians following the circumstances leading to their early exit from the 2014 World Cup and are determined to redeem themselves.

The GFA President in Day 2 of his appearance before the Presidential Commission apologized once more again on behalf of the entire Black Stars team for their failed campaign in Brazil.

The Black Stars players revolted over the delayed payment in their $100,000 appearance fees.

They resorted to boycotting two training sessions in the lead up to the final group game against Portugal – which Ghana lost 2-1 to crash out of the competition at the first round stage.

The move by the players has been widely considered as holding the nation to ransom for their ‘selfish interest’.

Other players also engaged in several acts of indiscipline – leading to the sacking and indefinite suspension placed on Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The Black Stars got a taste of the massive wrath of the Ghanaian fans when they were booed in their first post-World Cup game against Uganda played last month in Kumasi – where the team is used to overwhelming love and support.

The pain of the fans was well manifested in the 2015 AFCON qualifier against Uganda and Nyantakyi says the players have taken a cue from it and have decided to reform for the better.

“I want to on behalf of the players, the technical and management team to ask Ghanaians to let bygones be bygones,” the GFA boss told the Presidential Commission on Wednesday.

“What happened in Kumasi was a spontaneous reaction. I don’t think anyone planned it.

“It was a clear manifestation of the anger and disappointment of the Ghanaian people.

“And the players felt it and have since decided to agree to all the reforms that we are making.”

Chief of Staff, cabinet informed of stalemate with players on appearance fee – Ghana FA boss Nyantakyi  FIFA.com News

Kwesi Nayantakyi

Kwesi Nayantakyi

By Kwame Boadu

Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association has disclosed that the Chief of Staff and Cabinet were informed of the stalemate with the players over appearance fees before Cabinet took the decision to approve the proposed US$ 82,500.

Appearing at the Justice Dzamefe Commission investigating into matters relating to Ghana’s appearance at the World Cup, the GFA Boss indicated that the FA began negotiations with the players in earnest over the appearance fees.

He said that on 5th February, 2014, a proposal was sent to the players through its Captain, Asamoah Gyan, for their input. This proposal entailed a $82,500 appearance fee for the first three group games of the team.

He stated that days later, the players replied with a counter proposal of $100,000 for the first three games. He mentioned that that on March 4th, a meeting was held before the Montenegro match between the FA and the players and also two representatives of the Presidency, Hon. Adu Asare and Minister of State at the Presidency, Mustapha Ahmed.

He indicated that this meeting ended in a stalemate with the players insisting on their $100,000 while the FA and government representatives stood their grounds with their offer of $82,500. He said that after the team returned from Montenegro, the Chief of Staff was immediately briefed on the stalemate and the demands of the players.

He said again that on 13 March, 2014, a joint delegation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and GFA appeared before Cabinet to explain and justify the proposed budget for the 2014 World Cup.

He said that at the Cabinet meeting, the proposal to pay $82,500 was subjected to rigorous scrutiny and Cabinet was informed that the players had demanded the $100,000 as appearance fees.

However he noted that Cabinet still went ahead to approve $82,500 with the explanation that Ghana could not afford the $100,000 the players were demanding.

“At the Cabinet we did not hide that fact of the players demand of $100,000 and cabinet said all we could afford was $82,500. So Cabinet knew that the players were demanding $100,000. There was little the GFA could do. We continued discussions with them hoping they would understand and accept the $82,500 but they didn’t.”

AshGold No.1 goalie Robert Dabuo not worried about Fatau Dauda’s arrival  FIFA.com News

Robert Dabuo

Robert Dabuo

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

AshantiGold first choice goalkeeper Robert Dabuo insists he is looking over his shoulder following the arrival of Fatau Dauda.

Dauda has returned to club after terminating his contract with Chippa United and signed a one-year deal.

The 29-year-old was AshantiGold’s undisputed number one goalkeeper before moving to Orlando Pirates a little over a year ago.

His successor, Dabuo, was impressive and played a role in their fourth-place finish last season.

Competition for starting place will naturally intensify with the arrival of the Black Stars shot-stopper but Dabuo insist Dauda’s arrival can only be good to the club.

“For me, I am a professional and I can say that the arrival of Dauda will be good for both of us to continue developing,” Dabuo told GHANASoccernet.com

“He is a top player who will add quality to our side and the ultimate aim is for the overall interest of the club.

“There are clubs who have about three good goalkeepers but they are all happy and have respect for each other.”

Ghana FA asked FIFA $2.3m cash bail out to avert player revolt at the 2014 World Cup  FIFA.com News

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke

FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke

Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed the Ghana FA requested for a cash payment of $2.3m from FIFA in a desperate attempt to sway players from staging a training boycott during the 2014 World Cup.

A revised payment of a $100,000 promised to each player for making it into the final 23-man squad for the tournament staged in Brazil was delayed by the Sports Ministry.

Subsequent promises made by authorities about when exactly the monies will be paid to the players failed to materialize – resulting in a player revolt in the Ghana camp ahead of their final group game against Portugal.

The Black Stars refused to train for two sessions in the lead up to the 2-1 defeat to Portugal in protest of the delayed payment of appearance fees.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has now revealed he impressed on FIFA’s General Secretary Jerome Valcke on whether cash could be arranged to pay the players when they had again rejected a proposal to have monies transferred to their accounts.

“FIFA contacted us seeking to know why we had delayed in catching out flight and that is where after explaining the circumstances, requested for a bail out from FIFA,” Nyantakyi narrated to the Presidential Commission.

“And they demanded contracts between the GFA and the players and also the bank accounts of the players so that the money is transferred to them.

“But the players refused so then I had to travel to go meet the General Secretary of FIFA – Jerome Valcke – who was my friend to ask him whether it was possible for him to get us cash.

“We were looking for $2.3m to pay the players to save the image of the World Cup.

“But Jerome told me ‘Kwesi, you are my friend but they will cut off my head if I bring cash to Brazil’.”

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi believes Black Stars demand for $100,000 World Cup appearance fee was unreasonable  FIFA.com News

Black Stars players recieved $100,000 each at the World Cup

Black Stars players recieved $100,000 each at the World Cup

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi believes the Black Stars were ‘unreasonable’ in their demand for a $100,000 payment as appearance fee for the 2014 World Cup.

The state had agreed at the cabinet level to pay each player $82,500 who made it to Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the tournament staged in Brazil.

The amount represented a 10 percent increment on what was paid at the last World Cup four-years ago in South Africa.

The Black Stars players however rejected this offer – insisting they be paid $100,000 despite several attempts to convince them to take the $82,500 offered by the state.

Each Black Stars players eventually received $100,000 after several discussions which is believed to have played a role in Ghana’s first round exit at the 2014 World Cup.

But GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi in giving evidence before the 2014 World Cup Commission says the demands of the players were ‘unreasonable’.

“In the circumstance, we were very frustrated and at that time I thought the players were being unreasonable,” Nyantakyi said.

“When we met the players in Holland – by that time the budget had already been approved – to announce to them the remuneration package, the players rejected the $82,500 offer.

“The Minister then explained to the players that this was a decision by cabinet and that he couldn’t change it.”

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi reveals ‘honorarium’ paid to ‘management’ during tournaments benefits others  FIFA.com News

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi reveals others benefit from management's budgetary allocation

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi reveals others benefit from management’s budgetary allocation

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says the amount budgeted to be paid to ‘management’ for work done during tournaments is not solely for the benefit of management committee members.

A lot of issues have been raised over the quantum of monies paid to officials accompanying Ghanaian teams to international tournaments.

Ghana FA General Secretary Emmanuel Gyimah confirmed taking delivery of $577,500 as ‘appearance fee’ for ‘management’ during the 2014 World Cup which was duly budgeted for.

Several media reports suggests that the amount collected by Gyimah was shared amongst the seven-member management committee of the Black Stars.

This meant each member – including that of the late Jordan Anagblah and the unavailable Emmanuel Kyeremeh – received $82,500b each.

But Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi in seeking to clarify this widely publicized notion says people outside the management committees of national teams – with specific reference to the Black Stars – are beneficiaries of the budgetary allocation.

“The benefits of the money budgeted as honorarium for management members transcends the boarders of the management members, the secretariat and even the GFA,” Nyantakyi revealed at the Presidential Commission.

“Other members who play direct roles in the success of the team were beneficiaries.

“So for instance, in the budget you have, you will see an amount multiplied by…. for seven people but then the money is not only for the management committee.”

Italian Marco Tardelli hot favourite to land vacant Black Stars job – report  FIFA.com News

Marco Tardelli

Marco Tardelli

Italian Marco Tardelli is the leading contender to replace axed Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars coach, according to reports in the Ghanaian media.

Tardelli, 60, is among five coaches who have been short-listed for the job, according to the Ghanaian media.

The Italian legend, who currently manages English championship side Watford, is the hotly tipped for the job due to his rich CV.

The Ghana FA is looking for replacement for Kwesi Appiah, who was sacked two weeks ago despite leading the side to bag four points from six games in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The former Juventus star has jumped ahead of other competitors including ex-coach Milovan Rajevac who was hugely tipped to stage a comeback into the team.

Other names to have been bandied about are Dutchman Patrick Kluivert, former Chelsea coach Avram Grant, former Switzerland assistant coach Michel Pont as well as former Valladolid coach Juan Ignacio Martinez.

The Ghana FA is expected to name a new coach by the close of the month to supervise the remaining matches in the qualifying campaign for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi confirms he is a Muslim  FIFA.com News

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi swearing in with the Holy Quran

GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi swearing in with the Holy Quran

Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has confirmed his religious faith as a Muslim after he took many by surprise when he swore by the Holy Quran in his debut appearance before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.

Nyantakyi rose to swear by the Holy Quran when he was asked to choose the option of either swearing by the Holy Bible – used by Christians – and the Cross – used by Catholics.

The GFA boss’ swearing in took many by surprise as he is not known to be a Muslim.

But subsequent information gathered by GHANAxoccernet.com revealed he has been a Muslim since he was nine, and has been an active in all practice and conventions with Islam – including observing fast.

But the GFA boss was required to confirm this before the 2014 World Cup Commission hearing on Wednesday.

Legal counsel for the Kwesi Nyantakyi, Thaddeus Sory reluctantly confirmed his client’s religious faith as a Muslim.

“It is obvious that by swearing on the Quran, he is a Muslim,” Sory told the Commission.

This revelation confirms the GFA President’s faith as a Muslim and puts to rest all doubts following his surprise swearing in with the Holy Quran in his maiden appearance on Tuesday.

Kim Grant targets junior national teams after being snubbed Black Stars coaching role  FIFA.com News

Kim Grant

Kim Grant

By Rahamn Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Ex-Ghana striker Kim Grant has revealed he will continue to knock at the doors of the Football Association after failing to make the cut for the vacant Black Stars coaching job.

The former Charlton Athletic player was among the 28 persons who applied for the job after the dismissal of Kwesi Appiah.

Grant, 41, says he is open to the other national sides and remains keen on developing talents for using his links as the West African scout for English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

“I am not open to only the Black Stars job I am looking to help my nation and I will do that any capacity the authorities deem me fit,” the former Woking manager said on Accra based Peace FM

“I speak the local language and well equipped to come on board to give a helping hand any time I am called upon.

“I will always push for them GFA to give me a chance to help out.”

Grant played for Ghana between 1996 and 1997 and made seven appearances.

Christian Atsu wants to use Europa League platform to explode at Everton  FIFA.com News

Christian Atsu is on loan at Everton

Christian Atsu is on loan at Everton

Ghana winger Christian Atsu wants to use the Europa League to launch himself into stardom at Everton.

The 22-year-old looks set to start for Everton on Thursday night when they face Russian club Kuban Krasnodar in Europe’s second tier competition.

Injury to Belgian star Kevin Mirallas could make an opening for the ex FC Porto youngster.

The on-loan Chelsea is relishing the opportunity and wants to use it to prove himself worthy.

“The Europa League is very important for everyone at Everton and it’s a big opportunity for me to prove myself as a player,” Atsu said.

The Ghanaian will be coming up against his compatriot Rabiu Mohammed who plays for Krasnodar on Thursday.

Chippa United sign replacement for departed Ghana keeper Fatau Dauda  FIFA.com News

South African Premier Soccer League side Chippa United have signed Tashrique Goldman on a free transfer, following the departure of Ghana international keeper, Fatau Dauda.

Dauda left Chippa United a fortnight ago after cancelling his contract due to the club’s inability to honour their signing on fee contract obligations.

Chippa have now fallen on Tashrique Goldman who is a free agent after leaving South African lower-tier side Milano United.

Goldman’s vast experience in the PSL is on the back of his spells with Pretoria University and Maritzburg United and has also spent three seasons with Chippa United in the past.

Liverpool legend John Barnes backs Black Stars players to recover from World Cup fiasco  FIFA.com News

John Barnes

John Barnes

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Black Stars can bounce back from a disappointing 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign in Brazil and win back Ghanaians.

The players have been accused of lacking commitment after threatening to boycott Ghana’s final Group G match if their appearance fees were not paid.

The Black Stars were booed during their training sessions last month ahead of playing Uganda in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home.

That apathy and lack of support from Ghanaians played a massive role in the team’s disappointing 1-1 draw with the Cranes.

With two matches against Guinea to come this month, Barnes says the players have the credentials to produce performances that will win back the love of the masses.

“Ghana has unique players that can make a difference at any point in time. What happened in Brazil can only be forgotten with good results,” Barnes said.

“They can only win back the love of the people with good results and because they have quality players they can achieve that.”

Ahmed Toure swats reports he owes Hearts of Oak GHc 2,000  FIFA.com News

Ahmed Toure

Ahmed Toure

Striker Ahmed Toure says he returned the 2,000 Ghana cedis given him by Hearts of Oak and no longer owes the club as speculated.

Toure claims he traveled to Accra with his own money to commence talks with Hearts’ management contrary to reports that the Phobians paid for his trip.

He said after featuring in a game for Hearts, the club’s management gave him Ghc2, 000 to fly to his native Ivory Coast.

But he duly returned the money to Hearts after signing for Kotoko.

“Even the Hearts accountant called to thank me when he received the money,” Toure told Ultimate Radio in Kumasi.

EXCLUSIVE: Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda seals AshantiGold return by penning short-term deal  FIFA.com News

Fatau Dauda

Fatau Dauda

Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda sealed a return to AshantiGold just some few hours before the transfer window closed yesterday (Tuesday), Africanfootball.com has reported.

Africanfootball.com understands the 29-year-old has penned a short-term deal.

Fatau was available on a free transfer by cancelling his contract with Premier Soccer League side Chippa United after only two months at the club.

Dauda is looking to get his career back on track following some uninspiring performances both at club and international levels.

His return to AshantiGold proves how determined he is to get back to playing regular football after struggling at Orlando Pirates and Chippa United respectively.

But Dauda faces stiff competition from Robert Dabuo and Nana Bonsu who have proven to be reliable pair of hands.


It’s heaven and hell for Bristol City old boys Marvin Elliott and Albert Adomah  FIFA.com News

Albert Adomah

Albert Adomah

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for ex-Bristol City pair Marvin Elliott and Albert Adomah.

Midfielder Elliott, who left Ashton Gate at the end of last season, was in jubilant mood after scoring twice for new club Crawley in a 2-0 home victory over Yeovil Town in League One.

But former City fans’ favourite Adomah, who was sold to Middlesbrough in August 2013, experienced an altogether different Saturday afternoon as he was red-carded during the second half of a 0-0 draw at Charlton.

Having already been booked for a 75th-minute foul, the Ghana winger saw red eight minutes later when he was penalised for a challenge on Rhoys Wiggins.

The sending off completed a bad few days for Adomah, who missed a decisive penalty in a dramatic Capital One Cup shoot-out defeat at the hands of Liverpool last week.

But former City team-mate Elliott must have been in seventh heaven after scoring two goals in three minutes to down Yeovil, the club he had trials with during the summer.

Elliott featured in a handful of pre-season friendly fixtures for the Glovers, but manager Gary Johnson declined to offer him a contract, citing concerns over the Londoner’s fitness.

How he must have been regretting that decision when Elliott netted in the 57th and 59th minutes at the Broadfield Stadium!

Nyantakyi expected to draw huge crowd in his second day of appearance at World Cup commission  FIFA.com News

The Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is expected to draw a huge crowd on Wednesday morning when he continues with his turn at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry looking into happenings at the 2014 World Cup following his impressive showing on the first day.

Kwesi Nyantakyi will be making his second appearance

The Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is expected to draw a huge crowd on Wednesday morning when he continues with his turn at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry looking into happenings at the 2014 World Cup following his impressive showing on the first day.

Hundreds of people from various sections of the football community have besieged the premises of the Commission to watch Nyantakyi in fine form on his presentation over the GFA’s role.

His revelation on the first day revealed how the GFA has funded government by paying $12m in taking care of the national teams which have been deprived of public funding shocked people.

Previous thoughts of the GFA receiving was firmly put to rest insisting the federation does not receive public funds.

With the sports conference on financing taking some of the attention on the first day of Nyantakyi’s appearance the number is expected to grow even though the commission struggled to hold the number of people in his appearance on Tuesday.

The GFA capo is appearing before the Dzamefe Commission to respond to issues surrounding Ghana’s participation at the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

The Accra Sports Stadium, premises of the Commission hearings, was virtually been turned into a rally for football administrators, supporters, old players, coaches, sports doctors, referees and various players in the football industry who have all appeared to offer backing to the GFA boss.

Those who have turned up so far include the 10 Regional chairpersons of the GFA, almost all Executive Committee members led by the Vice President of the Association, Fred Crentsil, members of the various GFA Committees and club administrators and representatives who constitute the GFA Congress, the highest decision making body of the Association and Ghalca members.

Notable football faces spotted at the hearing are Felix Ansong, Emmanuel Gyimah, Owoahene Acheampong, Ashford Tettey and Moses Armah Parker while the GFA boss was backed by the Director of Communications Ibrahim Sannie Daara and efficient lawyer Thaddeus Sory.

Aside these key officials of the Football Association, notable coaches like Fred Osam Duodu and members of various Supporter Union groups, many former players of the national teams and various other interested persons in football turned up and filled the auditorium where the hearing is happening.

Despite some public opposition to the current GFA Administration, there are clear indications that the GFA boss still enjoys massive support within the corridors of football, especially at the GFA Congress which ultimately is responsible for electing the President of the Association and other Executive Committee Members.

Proposals to have Premier League teams increased is ‘STUPID’, says ex DOL boss Ntow Fianko  FIFA.com News

Ghana Premier League delayed over King Faisal's litigation

Ghana Premier League delayed over King Faisal’s litigation

Ex chairman of the Division One League Board Kwame Ntow Fianko says proposals to have Premier League teams increased from 16 to 18 teams is ‘STUPID’.

The proposal is considered the best way out for the GFA in a long drawn out legal battle against relegated King Faisal.

The Kumasi-based club are contesting their automatic relegation status after finishing 14th in last season’s Ghana Premier League.

This legal battle has resulted in an interlocutory injunction placed on the Ghana FA’s Ordinary Congress session without which the new Ghana Premier League cannot start.

The proposal add two more teams to the existing 16 in the Premier League is thus deemed the best way out of the legal quagmire the GFA finds itself with King Faisal and Ebusua Dwarfs set to be the major beneficiary.

But Ntow Fianko says this proposal, of adopted by Congress, will be the ‘stupidest’ decisions ever by the Ghana FA as it goes contrary to FIFA’s rules on preserving sporting intergrity.

“If Congress goes ahead with this proposal I think it will be the most stupid decision in the sense that the proposal is not founded in our regulations,” Fianko told Happy FM.

“You cannot therefore set a new law to take retroactive effect since the regulations have not been amended.

“Article 19 of FIFA regulations talks about preserving sporting integrity.

“That teams that qualify for league competitions must do so by sporting merits. Where will the sporting merit be if teams benefit from the passing of such a proposal?

“This proposal is therefore in breach of the FIFA rules.”

The three bottom teams at the end of every Ghana Premier League season are automatically relegated to make room for three teams to be promoted from the second tier league.

EXCLUSIVE: Ghanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed signs for newly-promoted Tunisian side AS Djerba  FIFA.com News

Yakubu Mohammed

Yakubu Mohammed

By Rahman Osman

Follow Rahman on Twitter: @iamrahmanosman

GHANASoccernet.com can exclusively report that Ghanaian striker Yakubu Mohammed has sealed a two-year deal with Tunisian Ligue 1 side AS Djerba.

He penned the deal on Tuesday after completing a rigorous medical in Houmet Es’ Souk.

The 24-year-old signed for the newly promoted on a free transfer after terminating his contract with South African Premier Soccer League side Maritzburg United.

Mohammed made 13 appearances and scored one goal but reached a deal with the Team of Choice to terminate his contract.

Ghana Premier League giants Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak had all shown interest in signing the bulky forward this transfer window.

ASD are at the foot of the Tunisian Ligue 1 table after six rounds of matches with two points.


Asamoah Gyan alleges racist abuse in Al Ain’s Champions League exit  FIFA.com News

Gyan flared up after he was expelled

Gyan flared up after he was expelled

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan claims he was provoked by ‘derogatory’ words directed at him by Mihai Pintilii following his sending off in Al Ain’s Asian Champions League exit.

The 28-year-old flared up after he was shown a straight red card after a two-footed challenge on the Salem Al Dawsari in Tuesday’s semi final return leg of the AFC Champions League game played in Abu Dhabi.

The UAE giants crashed out of the continental competition despite a 2-1 win over the Al Hilal.

The Boss exited the competition on a 4-2 aggregate scoreline having suffered a 3-0 thrashing in the first leg against the Saudi giants.

The Black Stars captain was involved in some shoving and skirmishes before he angrily headed into the dressing room following his sending off.

Gyan has now accused Pintilii of directing abusive words which could be thought to be racist at him.

“The player has no right to tell me what he did,” Gyan said after the game.

“He said something to me which made me upset. He said an abusive word – I really didn’t like it.”

“He knows what he said, you can ask him. He knows what he said.”

Gyan is the second Ghanaian player in a space of two days to have made an accusation of the kind.

Defender David Addy was sent off over the weekend after head-butting an opponent in response to an alleged racist comment directed at him.

Al Ain are expected to make a formal complaint to the AFC once they gather all the facts of the case.

Source: asamoahgyan3.com