The prospective returns of Ghana legends Asomoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari to Ghana has excited many Ghanaian and African football fans. But their return could yield more positives than providing joy to football lovers.
Former Accra Hearts of Oak Managing Director Neil Armstrong-Mortagbe has claimed that Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari’s return will boost Ghana’s economy.
Muntari has been clubless following his exit from Spanish side Albacete in June 2019.
The former AC Milan midfielder was linked with a move to Hearts of Oak and has recently been spotted training with the club several times.
However, in a conversation with his fans on Instagram, Muntari confirmed that he would love to retire at Asante Kotoko but will not rule out a move to Hearts of Oak or RTU.
As for former Sunderland and Udinese striker Asamoah Gyan, he has already declared his intension to play for the Porcupine Warriors before he retires from football.
After ending his stay with Indian Super League side, NorthEast United FC, Gyan was linked with a move to Egyptian Premier League side Wadi Degla, but it seems like the move won’t materialize.
According to Mortagbe, Ghana’s economy will boost massively should both players return to the local top-flight.
“Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari returning to the local league will serve as a major boost as it has economic and commercial benefits,” he told Skyy Power FM.
“Ghana FA can also leverage on the two brands and use it to add value to the league and secure sponsorships et al,” he added.
Muntari and Gyan both played for the Black Stars at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.