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Former Black Stars striker Augustine Arhinful is making a case for Asamoah Gyan to be on the plane to Egypt for AFCON 2019.

With Ghana’s coach James Kwasi Appiah naming his squad on Monday, Gyan is getting some much-needed late backing.

“I believe we need Asamoah Gyan for his experience,” Arhinful told Asempa FM. You can't rule out experience when you are going into a tournament like this."

Arhinful backed up his call for Gyan by underlining the 33-year-old’s quality, including how many strikers coach Appiah might pick.

“We need strikers who can always position themselves at the right place at the right time, however, I don't think Coach Kwasi Appiah will select more than 5 strikers for the tournament.

“We need players whose effort will augment the strikers. A lot of our strikers have been affected by the moves they made during the transfer window,” he added.

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