‘Muntari, Gyan will revive Ghana Premier League’
Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako believes the Ghana Premier League will immensely improve should the celebrated Black Stars duo Sulley Muntari and Asamoah Gyan return to the top-flight.
In the twilight of their careers, the two players have recently been linked to clubs in the championship, having both revealed their desire to grace the league once again before calling time on their playing careers.
Muntari, who has had training stints with 19-time champions Hearts of Oak, is reportedly nearing a deal with the Phobians, while Gyan has been linked to 23-time champions Asante Kotoko.
“I think this is a plus for us the players and the football association because their return to the local scene will motivate supporters to go to the stadium in their numbers,” Awako, himself a returnee after stints in Congo DR and the USA, said as reported by Footballghana .
“So if all these great players want to come back I think it’s going to revive the game here.”
Former Inter Milan and AC Milan midfielder Muntari, 35, has been without a club since ending a short spell with Spanish second division fold Albacete last year.
The 2010 Champions League winner has also played for Udinese, Pescara in Italy, Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, Ittihad in Saudi Arabia and Portsmouth in England where he won the FA Cup in 2008.
Gyan, Ghana’s most-capped and all-time top scorer with 106 matches and 51 goals, is currently on the books of Indian Super League side NorthEast United.
The 34-year-old has played for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG, Al Ain and Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates, English side Sunderland, Rennes in France and Italian fold Udinese.
Muntari and Gyan, who have each represented Ghana at three World Cups between 2006 and 2014, both played for local side Liberty Professionals before travelling abroad for their new adventures.