Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has backed new Black Stars striker Felix Afena-Gyan after the youngster came under attack for his performance against the Central African Republic in Sunday’s AFCON 2023 qualifier.
The 19-year-old made his international debut at any level just about some three months ago – in the crucial Fifa World Cup playoffs against Nigeria.
Afena-Gyan has so far bagged four caps with a goal to show.
But the youngster – tipped to take up the shoes of the legendary striker – is beginning to come under the cosh especially after failing to impress in his latest outing – the 1-1 draw away to Central African Republic in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers on Sunday.
Offering his observation under a Twitter trend topic on the AS Roma youngster’s performance, Asamoah Gyan posted:
“He [Felix Afena-Gyan] is doing some good things up front.
“His hold-up play is not bad. All the team needs to do is to have confidence in him and supply the balls anytime he makes a run through channels.”
“Striker gives up when he runs a lot and there there is no supply. Midfielders have to take risks,” he added.
Afena-Gyan is in line to make it to the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar in November.