Herve Renard Selects ‘Lazy’ Asamoah Gyan In Best African XI Players He’s Coached

Former Ivory Coast and Zambia Head Coach Herve Renard has named Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan in the best Eleven African Players he has coached.

Renard recently tagged Gyan as lazy, one basic reason he never fulfilled his full potential.

The Frenchman is currently in charge of the Saudi Arabia national team after parting company with Morocco in the aftermath of the AFCON 2019 tournament.

Renard was firt introduced to African football by Claude Le Roy in 2008 when he formed part of the Frenchman’s backroom staff during his time with the Black Stars.

After the Ghana experience, Renard has gone on to in the AFCON with both Zambia (in 2012) and Ivory Coast (2015).

In an Instagram live conversation with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah, Renard revealed his best Africa XI.

He named Ghanaian shot-stopper Richard Kingson in post ahead and in defense, he preferred a back four which comprised Moroccan Medhi Benatia, Ghana’s John Mensah, Kolo Habib Toure of Ivory Coast with Moroccan Achraf Hakimi completing the list.

In midfield Renard opted for Yaya Toure and Michael Essien.

In attack, he selected Siaka Tiene, Sulley Muntari and Andre Ayew. Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer Asamoah Gyan leads the attack.

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew, Ivorian winger Gervinho and Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda had to settle for places on the bench.

Below is the full team:

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