Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has said that it is an undeniable fact that top officials influence the selection of players into the national team.

Gyan [34], made this revelation while speaking with ‘Myxtro The Ultimate’ on Adom TV last Saturday:

“I have been in the game for a long time and I can tell you that it happens. Sometimes people put undue pressure on coaches to pick certain players over others.

“I cannot say coach A or B, but I’m aware that certain coaches allow pressures from above to influence their choice of selection.”

The ‘Baby Jet’ was, however, quick to add that he does not see that in the current Black Stars coach – Charles Kwabla Akonnor and that C.K would prefer to leave his position than to allow some faceless people to influence his decisions.

“I don’t think C.K is like that. He is the type who will quit than to allow himself to be influenced on the job.

“That is the kind of person I see him to be,” Gyan said profoundly about C.K Akonnor.

Asamoah Gyan who holds the record as the highest African goal scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup called on authorities to give some breathing space to the national team coaches:

“You have to leave the person to do his job so that you can criticize when he make mistakes, but you cannot force players on a coach and turn around to criticize.”

Osei Kwaku Palmer, a former management committee member of the Black Stars made a similar comments few weeks ago, saying that some top brass in the Ghana Football Association [GFA] influence player selection into the national teams.

The Chief Executive Officer of Tema Youth’s [Palmer] accusation drew an ire in the media space, but Asamoah Gyan’s latest outburst seem to give credence to what Mr. Palmer said.