Felix Afena-Gyan needs proper integration into Black Stars - Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 24 November 2021

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan believes youngster, Felix Afena-Gyan needs to be rushed into the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The 18-year-old forward was named in Milovan Rajevac's 28 man squad for the final round of games of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa earlier this month.

However, the AS Roma youngster rejected the call-up, citing that he needed to stay focused and develop his career with the Serie A club adding that the call up was too early for him.

However, Asamoah Gyan, who is the country's all-time top scorer believes rushing the promising forward into the Black Stars will be a mistake but must be properly integrated into the team.

"He is a very good player," Gyan admitted in an interview with Asempa FM.

"I have watched all his games he has played and I think he is the future for the Black Stars but we must admit that he is young and we must not rush him.

"Let us allow him to join the team at the right time. He has been impressive but rushing him into the Black Stars will not be helpful.

"I think he not joining the Black Stars was based on bad intension because I think he wants to develop himself and stay focused as well but I believe he will surely the team at the right time with proper integration," he added.

Afena-Gyan has grabbed the local and international media following his cracking brace against Genoa over the weekend in Roma's 2-0 win.