2014 World Cup: Asamoah Gyan hopes to power Ghana to glory in Brazil
By Patrick Akoto
Ghana’s super striker Asamoah Gyan has hit a patch of form ahead of the 2014 World Cup and remains confident he can propel the Africans to glory in Brazil.
The 28-year-old continued his ‘insane’ scoring form by grabbing a brace for Al Ain in their 2-1 win over rivals Al Jazira to progress to the quarters of the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
The Ghanaian international, who won his second successive golden boot award, has now bag 8 goals in ten games and definitely in top shape ahead of the global showpiece in the South American country.
The former Sunderland hitman is looking forward to carrying his scoring form into the World Cup where he will captain Ghana for the first time.
“I thank God I have the strength going into the World Cup tournament. The feeling is great because I have had fitness issues in the past going into Nations Cup tournaments but prior to the two World Cups, I never faced such and the same is happening now,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM
“I have been able to play all games this season without injury and the goals have been coming. I don’t doubt my qualities. I always tell my fans that if I am 100% fit, they should be rest assured the goals and meaningful contributions will come.
“We are just hoping for a good team bonding and telepathy on the field during the tournament and I believe with that, we will do very well.
“Ghanaian players are naturally gifted coupled with the tactics of our coach; I believe things will happen for us. Let’s go to Brazil and see what happens.”
Gyan has now scored an incredible 44 goals in 41 outings in all competitions for the United Arab Emirates side.
He will play his last game for the side after featuring in the President’s Cup against Al Ahli on May 18, two days before the country starts preparations for the tournament.