Ghana's success four years ago came from sitting very deep in midfield, looking to get the ball forward quickly to Gyan with midfielders breaking to join him. Although Appiah has made the side slightly less direct, often playing with just one holding player and using Kwadwo Asamoah and Sulley Muntari in midfield (with the option of Kevin-Prince Boateng, now he has come out of international retirement), there is still an onus on the wide men to provide the link between midfield and attack and prevent Gyan being left isolated. Ayew's pace makes him ideal for the role, probably operating on the right with Abdul Majeed Waris on the left.
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