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Ghanaians who defend me on social media are all hypocrites – Asamoah Gyan [Asempa FM]

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Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has descended on Ghanaian fans who defend him on social media, insisting they are all hypocrites who know the right thing but ‘would not do it’.

The former Sunderland and Stade Rennes forward, who turns 37 in November, has gone hard on some Ghanaians for disrespecting him despite his mammoth achievements with the West African powerhouse.

Gyan has been embittered by recent criticisms directed at him after he confirmed his interest to play in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Speaking on a past misrepresented fact regarding him and Cristiano Ronaldo, Gyan says he saw those who were defending him on social media as hypocrites.

“I was on social media and I saw Cristiano Ronaldo score in 9 consecutive tournaments. He didn’t break my record but rather he equalled mine. Because I was the only player who had scored in 9 consecutive tournaments. And, then when Ronaldo scored, they put him there that he was the one who had set that record. Then Ghanaians started attacking the one who posted it. My point is, why didn’t they say it for people to know?”

“In my own country, you see people disrespecting me and creating a lot of stories about me. Which I feel like it is not it. When I see people defending me on social media, I just sit down and say look at these hypocrites,” he said.

The former Sunderland and Stade Rennes forward is Ghana’s all-time top-scorer with 51 goals and the highest appearance maker although current captain Andre Ayew is closing in with just 2 caps left to equal his record.

Furthermore, Gyan scored Ghana’s first goal at the FIFA World Cup and is Africa’s leading scorer at the FIFA World Cup with 6 goals, spanning 3 tournaments – 2006, 2010, and 2014.

Source: Ghanasportsonline.com

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Yusif Chibsah advises players to be cautious while negotiating contracts

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Chibsah presently manages Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad and other players in the Ghana Premier League. In collaboration with Asempa FM, the Robert Smith Law Group hosted the third edition of its Law for Society Public Seminar.

Yusif Alhassan Chibsah, a former Ghana international, has advised young and future footballers to be cautious when it comes to contract talks.

Speaking at the third edition of Robert Smith Law Group’s Law for Society Public Seminar, which took place over the weekend at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, the former Asante Kotoko and King Faisal midfielder urged players to be patient and careful in contract talks.

“As a footballer contract negotiations are very important because it involves a lot,” Chibsah, who is now a FIFA intermediary agent said.

“You have to be cautious and patient because your agent will have to negotiate on your behalf and sometimes you would want more while your agent feels it is fine but it is all about understanding each other. Being cautious and patient is very key and I entreat every footballer and young player to note that,” he added.

Chibsah presently manages Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad and other players in the Ghana Premier League.

In collaboration with Asempa FM, the Robert Smith Law Group hosted the third edition of its Law for Society Public Seminar.

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Black Stars needs proper preparation for the 2023 AFCON – Sammy Kuffour

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"There is a difference between preparation and planning; we are always prepared, but we don't plan. If you look at the team we took to the World Cup last year, 17 of the players were under 25," the former Ghana and Bayern Munich defender stated in an interview with Peace FM. "So why are we pushing ourselves to go to Ivory Coast to win the cup?" We need to think about 2025 or 2027 because how old will the athletes be by then? Because we do not plan, we prepare, but there is a distinction between planning and preparation, therefore we must plan correctly; we require planning rather than preparation," he continued.

Former footballer Samuel Osei Kuffour has warned the Black Stars that appropriate planning is required ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Ghana has qualified for the 34th edition of the AFCON, which will be held in Ivory Coast next year.

Kuffour, who played for the Black Stars in the 2006 World Cup, believes the squad has to strategize ahead of time.

He also recommended that Ghana’s best chance of winning the AFCON lay not in immediate preparations for the tournament in Ivory Coast, but in a well-thought-out plan designed to harness the potential of the country’s developing youthful stars for the following two editions.

“There is a difference between preparation and planning; we are always prepared, but we don’t plan. If you look at the team we took to the World Cup last year, 17 of the players were under 25,” the former Ghana and Bayern Munich defender stated in an interview with Peace FM.

“So why are we pushing ourselves to go to Ivory Coast to win the cup?” We need to think about 2025 or 2027 because how old will the athletes be by then? Because we do not plan, we prepare, but there is a distinction between planning and preparation, therefore we must plan correctly; we require planning rather than preparation,” he continued.

Ghana, a four-time AFCON winner, has had a 40-year hiatus in capturing the coveted crown.

For the competition, which runs from January 13 to February 11, the Black Stars have been placed in Group B with Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.

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Jeremie Frimpong explains why he chose the Netherlands over Ghana

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Having already played for the Netherlands' U-19, U-20, and U-21 teams, his move to the senior national team was smooth. Frimpong was named to the Dutch team for the 2022 World Cup but did not play. On October 13, 2023, he made his debut for the Netherlands as a substitute in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against France. Frimpong has attracted notice as one of Europe's finest right-backs, including alleged interest from Manchester United during the summer transfer window. Under the tutelage of former Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso, the 22-year-old is currently prospering for Bayer Leverkusen in the German league, where he has four goals and five assists, with an extra goal in the Europa League.

Jeremie Frimpong, a Dutch-Ghanaian defender, admitted receiving a contact from the Black Stars but indicated an interest in representing the Netherlands.

Frimpong was born in the Netherlands to Ghanaian parents and moved to England when he was seven years old, making him eligible for international play with the Netherlands, Ghana, and England.

While England did not approach him, the Black Stars of Ghana did, according to Frimpong, who recalled speaking with the coach, albeit the coach’s identity was not revealed.

“The coach called me, and I had a conversation with him,” he revealed to Joy Sports.

Despite the offer from Ghana, Frimpong firmly decided to play for the Netherlands, stating, “Yes” when asked if his mind was made up.

When asked if he would watch Ghana matches, Frimpong said emphatically, “No.”

Having already played for the Netherlands’ U-19, U-20, and U-21 teams, his move to the senior national team was smooth. Frimpong was named to the Dutch team for the 2022 World Cup but did not play. On October 13, 2023, he made his debut for the Netherlands as a substitute in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against France.

Frimpong has attracted notice as one of Europe’s finest right-backs, including alleged interest from Manchester United during the summer transfer window.

Under the tutelage of former Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso, the 22-year-old is currently prospering for Bayer Leverkusen in the German league, where he has four goals and five assists, with an extra goal in the Europa League.

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