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Two-time AFCON winning coach brands Asamoah Gyan 'lazy'

By Vincent Ashitey
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Two-time AFCON winning coach Herve Renard says Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan is lazy when it comes to training.

According to him, the striker likes competition more than training, hence not doing much when it comes to practice.

The Frenchman served as Ghana's assistant coach under head coach Claude Ley Roy during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted in Ghana and had the opportunity to work with Asamoah Gyan.

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Renard, 51, who is the current manager of Saudi Arabia national team lauded Gyan's qualities on the pitch in an interview with TV3.

The former Liberty Professional striker is Ghana's all-time leading scorer with 51 strikes

“The quality of Asamoah Gyan was amazing. I was always impressed with his timing of headers.” 

“He was a very good goalscorer, fantastic player, amazing player.

Renard who won the AFCON trophy in 2012 and 2015 with Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire respectively believes Asamoah Gyan would have had a better career had he put in more industry in his work.

“But I have something to tell him. He was supposed to have a better career, but he was lazy,” Renard said while laughing.

“In training, he was lazy. He only likes the games. But he was the most important player but I know him and he didn’t like the training, he only likes the competition, the games."

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Gyan, 34, is currently without a club after his short term deal with Indian side NorthEast United ended in January.