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Gyan’s return is a big plus – Partey

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey thinks Asamoah Gyan’s return to the Black Stars is a big plus for the team ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.

The 25-year-old midfielder arrived on Monday night and would join his colleagues in Kumasi to continue preparations ahead of Ghana’ s doubleheader against the Leone Stars at the Baba Yara sports stadium.

Speaking to the media at the Kotoko International Airport on Monday, Partey was full of praise for Ghana’s captain Asamoah Gyan , touting him as one of the best strikers the country have had in so many years.

“His return is good for the team and I think it will help us as a team.He is one of the best strikers Ghana have had and it is a positive news to have him back“.

Gyan has missed the opening two Group H qualifiers and is making a return to lead the Black Stars as they try to respond to last month’s 1-0 defeat to Kenya.

Following a meeting on Monday, Sierra Leone FA has petitioned Fifa and Caf to lift the ban and put off the Afcon qualifier against the Black Stars.

Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has petitioned Fifa to lift the ban handed the body last week and also wants Caf to set a new date for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana.

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