Former Hearts of Oak attacker Charles Taylor has said it is impracticable for Asamoah Gyan to play with the Black Stars at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking on Angel FM, Mr Taylor explained that the former Black Stars captain would not be fit enough to join the club after not being active for a while after leaving Legon Cities.
He noted that although Gyan has a remarkable history with the senior national football team, much cannot be said about his recent performance with local clubs.
“We have regular fitness and match fitness. Even those who get injured and return struggle to hit the ground running. We are not talking about history, we’re looking at current performance. He has done his bit for the country,” he said.
Charles Taylor added that “A fit and firing Gyan will have a free ride to the World Cup but let’s ask what he is training for?”
Asamoah Gyan has said he wishes rejoin the Black Stars and feature in the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
He made the disclosure during an Â interview with the BBC.
Also, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, a former colleague of Asamoah Gyan has said Gyan would not be able to present a suitable physique when the tournament in Qatar commences.
On the matter, Qatar Legacy Ambassador, Samuel Etoo, has said though Asamoah Gyan is passionate about playing for Ghana, his ability to do so will be determined by head coach Otto Addo.
For Charles Taylor, he believes no competent coach would take back Asamoah to play for the Black Stars.
“I don’t think any competent coach will entertain this. We can’t take someone who is not playing for any club,” he said.