2014 World Cup: Asamoah Gyan urges Ghana team-mates to make name for themselves

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has urged his international team-mates to  use the World Cup to put themselves in the shop window.

The Ghana captain earned a £13m switch to Sunderland on the back of his country’s exploits in 2010 when they reached the quarter-finals.

The Black Stars are back in the midst at the world stage again after qualifying to their third successive World Cup.

The Al Ain ace has urged his teammates to seize the opportunity the global showpiece presents to make a name for themselves and earn mega moves to stellar clubs.

“We have a crop of talented players who are determined to make a name for themselves.” Gyan said.

The Africans are in a ‘Group of Death’with Germany, Portugal and USA.


  1. iyke coach says:





    • Anokwale says:

      Good starters, but make it a 4-4-2 and Warris up top with Gyan. Put KPB on the right wing and Ayew on the left wing. Maybe Agyeman Badu instead of Acquah???

      • Kwabena says:

        Agyeman Badu’s arrogance must be felt in this World Cup. When there was no one to play in defensive midfield in the AFCON, Agyeman Badu did not help. Instead the coach had to rely only on Derek Boateng who is NOT qualified to play in defensive midfield and Rabiu Mohommed who could not do the job alone. That is why we lost the AFCON in 2012 and 2013. Instead, Agyeman Badu arrogated himself and played as a forward. So now, he should rub shoulders with KP Boateng and Ayew and Atsu, Muntari and K Asamoah. Wo to adru bone aa ebi ka w’ano. If he had opted for defensive midfield in 2012 and 2013, we would have won the AFCON and he would have gotten a starting position by now.

    • Kwabena says:

      This is a good structure, but you need to make the following corrections:
      1. Switch Ayew’s position with Warris.
      2. Put K Asamoah in Warris’ place
      3. Swap Acquah with Muntari
      4. Swap Asamoah with Essien
      And we are set
      K Asamoah——————KPB—————————-Ayew

  2. iyke coach says:

    win it all go blackstars gooooo

  3. Kuukuphilly says:

    Not only for themselves gyan but for country as well

  4. papa nkrumah says:

    Super point @kuuku. They are playing for the flag first then themselves. And I’m glad our captain has come back to the party. @iyke, super selection. I fear for any team we will meet with these players. The talent at our disposal cannot be matched by many teams in the world cup. Our major problem is team jelling/cohesion and the right tactics with the right players. I wish our coach had played our first team in the friendly against Holland to allow the players to jell as a unit and improve with the Korea match. I hope it’s not too late now.

  5. Kwabena says:

    You must talk to the so called spent talent Essien and Muntari who are there only for experience to show some respect to the technical team because they will find things tough if we fail based on their indiscipline atitude. Afterall, they can ask to be replaced if they feel they are too big to play under AA. They should humble themselves and kill themselves for the nation because the nation has done a lot for them through youth football which gave them exposure . Essien attended St. Augustines but was academically very poor. Nobody wanted him to be his friend except in times of milo games since he had nothing to offer academically and should remember how lonely he was those days and humble himself. As for Muntari the least said about him the better because of ‘Hajia’ Kande.

  6. African Consciousness says:

    Play for your country and your fans all over Africa and the World. Play for each other, play Ghana brand of soccer and all these other things will follow. Make it to the finals and the biggest Clubs will come calling.