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2014 World Cup: Asamoah Gyan on the verge of breaking Ghana's all-time leading scorer record

Asamoah Gyan has equalled Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah's record

Asamoah Gyan has equalled Kwesi Owusu and Edward Acquah’s record

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is now on the verge of becoming the undisputed all-time leading scorer of the Black Stars having equalled the long-existing 40-goal record of Edward Acquah and Kwesi Owusu.

The 28-year-old finished coolly after capitalizing on a defensive blunder in Ghana’s 4-0 thrashing of Korea Republic in their final warm up match for the 2014 World Cup on Monday night.

Gyan’s 44th minute strike saw him equal the all-time leading goalscorer record of the Black Stars of 40 goals jointly held by Edward Acquah and Kwesi Owusu.

The Al Ain ace is now in with a chance to setting a new record with games to come in the 2014 World Cup – barring any injuries.

The former Sunderland man has been in free scoring form for both club and country since moving to the UAE in 2011.

His statistics for Al Ain and the Black Stars keep soaring by the year and will now be greatly needed by his country as they attempt to stun the globe once more again at the World stage.

Ghana is drawn in a tough group where they will be facing USA in the opening Group G game next Monday before taking on European powerhouses Germany and Portugal.

The Black Stars hope to better their quarter final finish achieved in the last World Cup four years ago in South Africa.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. millennium says:

    Americans in sports dope(use performance enhancing drugs) in order to perform at their peak for major competition..Marion Jones, Armstrong, etc are cases in point. Since they are bent on doing so well in a tough group, they don’t mind doing it to give some key players an extra edge. Please, handlers should ensure that any anti-doping measure in place is fully utilized(american players must be undergo the test before our game). Dont say i didnt tell you o…i leave here in the USA, and it is the only service i can offer my nation.

  2. millennium says:

    Americans in sports dope(use performance enhancing drugs) in order to perform at their peak for major competition..Marion Jones, Armstrong, etc are cases in point. Since they are bent on doing so well in a tough group, they don’t mind doing it to give some key players an extra edge. Please, handlers should ensure that any anti-doping measure in place is fully utilized(american players must be made to undergo the test before our game). Dont say i didnt tell you o…i leave here in the USA, and it is the only service i can offer my nation.

  3. selfmade says:

    Millennium… U right about this bro and even if FIFA find that out, am sure they wldnt do nothing about it because FIFA really wants US to be on its roaster! Am sure the FIFA drug tests are bogus! It only works against Africans! Nice info!

  4. Boro says:

    Yesterday i was impressed with the way he went for placement instead of power. He should try more of this as well as curling around, chipping and lobbying of the ball over the goalkeeper. He should most often head the ball down during set pieces or intersecting crosses in the opponent box. With this techniques at the back of his mind the sky will be the limit.

  5. awass says:

    Azza magic will make a huge Impact diz time ooo.so gh folks say a prayer 4 him

  6. awass says:

    Azza magic will surely make a big impact diz wc