Asamoah Gyan captured training at Legon Park to regain full fitness [Video]

Veteran Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has been sighted training hard at the Ajax Park in Legon following his declaration that he’d want to play at the 2022 World Cup.

Video: Asamoah Gyan captured training at Legon Park to regain full fitness

In a video shared by Joy Sports, the former Sunderland forward is seen going through his paces on Tuesday morning as he aims to return to peak fitness.

Reports suggest Gyan “and his camp strongly believe he can reach full match fitness before the World Cup later this year.”

The 36-year-old has been trending on social media after his interview with the BBC, where he compared his possible return to that of Roger Milla, who came out of retirement to play for Cameroon in the 1994 World Cup.

Gyan was a regular fixture in the Black Stars for almost two decades, having made his international debut in 2003.

However, the 36-year-old has not featured for the national team since playing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

In the last three years, Gyan has battled with niggling injuries while his time with Ghana Premier League outfit Legon Cities also didn’t go according to plan.

Despite his inactivity, though, he insists he hasn’t retired and has opened his doors to a return to the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

“Anything can happen, it has happened before back in 1994 when Roger Milla came back from retirement to play in the World Cup,” he told the BBC Sport.

“But I haven’t retired yet, I haven’t announced my retirement, I have been out for almost two years now due to injuries and my body shutting down.

“I just need to get my body back in shape, so I have started training of course and I’ll see how my body reacts to playing competitive football.

“Talent wise, everything is there already, so I just have to prepare physically and then we’ll see what happens.”

Gyan is currently Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals and Africa’s highest scorer at the World Cup with six strikes.

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