Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has criticised the decision to leave out Majeed Ashimeru from the Black Stars squad to face Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup qualifier playoff.

Ashimeru has been in red hot form for Anderlecht in the Belgian top-flight since the turn of the year, raising suggestions that he could be recalled into the team the national team after missing out on the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

However, the 24-year-old was ignored in Otto Addo’s 27-man squad which was released in the early hours of Tuesday, March 22.

Reacting to the announcement of the squad, Ghana’s all-time top-scorer took to his social media page to criticise the decision to leave out ‘the best midfielder in Ghana after Thomas Partey’

Ghana will host Nigeria in the first leg of the two-leg encounter on Friday, March 25 before facing the Super Eagles in Abuja four days later.