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Asamoah Gyan, captain of the senior national team the Black Stars has bemoaned the bad pitches at the 2017 Afcon in Gabon. 

Among the pitches for hosting the tournament, the playing turf in Port Gentil has hugely come under criticism for its doggy and sloppy nature, contributing to series of injuries to players at the 31st Africa Cup of Nations.

Latest to join the bandwagon of injuries is Asamoah Gyan, who was substituted in the first half of their 1-0 defeat to Egypt on Wednesday evening.

“I felt a stretch in my adductor, so I don’t know the extent of the injury.

“I’m in pain right now. Tomorrow (Thursday) I will see the doctor. We will go for the MRI and then we can decide the extent of the injury,” Gyan said after the match.

Gyan was making his 99th appearance for the Black Stars and was hoping to crown it with his 50th and 9th goal for the national team and in the tournament respectively had to make way for Jordan Ayew.

Coach Avram Grant, who is not happy about the injury of his captain believe he is a doubt for their quarter-final game.

“It’s not looking so good but Gyan is a very strong boy. We will need to wait and see. We will have a scan and then we will know better.” 

The former Sunderland striker will travel to Libreville for an MRI test to see the extent of the injury.

Ghana will face DR Congo on Sunday at the Stade de Oyem in their quarter-final game after finishing second in group D.

By: Ghana/ Amoah



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