The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is backing Black Stars coach, Avram Grant’s request that Guinea goalkeeper, Naby Yattara, be banned for his salvage attack on Asamoah Gyan in their quarter-finals encounter last Sunday.
Grant, very upset by the savage attack on Gyan which appeared to have ended the Ghana captain’s campaign at the African Cup of Nations being held in Equatorial Guinea, was almost fuming when he told the Daily Graphic that the intention of the goalkeeper was “not to prevent Gyan from scoring but just to end his career.
“His intention was so clear and he deserved 10 red cards, but that should not leave him to just a ban for some matches, he should be banned for life, because he had bad intentions which was not good for football,” he stated.
Mr George Afriyie, chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee, told the Daily Graphic Yattara had earlier attacked Gyan in Morocco during the qualifiers.
“We have taken strong exception to the behaviour of the goalkeeper who has not even found it necessary to apologise to the player despite being in the same hotel.
We made a verbal complaint, but we have been told that CAF will only act on a formal complaint so we are doing exactly that,” he added.