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Football | Afcon 2017

Gyan blames bad pitch for injury

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan was one of the first players to express concern over the Afcon pitches when the tournament began, and he's at it again.

This time, the 31-year old is speaking in exasperation, following a muscle injury he sustained in Wednesday's game against Egypt in Port Gentil.

“Like I say, we don’t have good pitches. The pitch I think is the cause because I said it on day one and I told some of the players it’s not good for our muscles. Right now, I’m injured and we just have to see the extent of the injury.

“I feel pain… When I walk it's OK, but when I try to change direction that is when I feel the pain. In football, there is a lot of changing of direction..."

Ghana have been relieved by news that the injury is not as bad as feared, but questions remain over what the Confederation of African Football will do going forward to protect their stars from more of such complaints.


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