Ex-Ghana striker, Prince Tagoe has warned coach Milovan Rajevac against rushing teenager, Felix Afena Gyan into important games.
Afena Gyan, 18 , has earned a debut national team call up by Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevace for the two remaining Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa this month.
The youngster made his first senior club appearance for Serie A club, AS Roma against Cagliari under the tutelage of renowned coach, José Mourinho last month.
His sterling output for the Italy side caught the eyes of Milovan Rajevac who sent an invitation for his service but ex-Ghana striker, Prince Tagoe believes Afena Gyan must be given enough room to develop before testing his mettle in tough national assignment.
“Felix is a good lad obviously but we should not rush him.
“This is not a friendly match but crucial World Cup qualifiers. Just a small issue can destabilise him.
“Let’s leave him to find his feet at Roma. We can invite him later”- Ex Ghana Black Stars striker Prince Tagoe said on Angel TV.
Ghana have a date against Ethiopia on Thursday, November 11 before completing the qualifiers against South Africa on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Cape Coast stadium.
The Black are second in Group G with 9 points – just one behind leaders, South Africa and are facing a must win in both matches to make it to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Below is the 28 man squad for Ghana’s last two qualifiers.
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott (Swindon Town), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St.Gallen), Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffour (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Ismail Abdul Ganiyu (Asante Kotoko)
Midfielders: Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen F.C), Edmund Addo (Sheriff Tiraspol), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (FC St. Pauli)
Wingers: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Kamal Deen Sulemana (Rennes), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha)
Strikers: Richmond Boakye-Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa)