Asamoah Gyan not bogged down by AFCON goal drought

Asamoah Gyan has not found the back of the net at the Africa Cup of Nations

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is not eager to score at the Africa Cup of Nations after the opening two matches.

The Al Ain ace has been a shadow of the 21 goals scored in the United Arab Emirates Pro League for the first half of the season.

But Gyan has made assists in two of Ghana’s three goals scored so far at the tournament.

The 27-year-old’s decision to stay away from spot-kicks on international duty has also not helped matters.

He delighted to play as a decoy upfront for his team mates to score.

“I am not thinking about scoring now, I thinking about sacrificing for the team,” Gyan said.

“As a leader, I have done a lot for the country and it’s now time for me to sacrifice for the team.

“Anytime we are playing, you can see two defenders on me so I have to just sacrifice for the team.”

Gyan can make amends in Ghana’s final Group B match against Niger in Port Elizabeth on Monday night.

He is playing in his fourth consecutive Africa Cup of Nations finals.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    GYAN
    IS AN AMPUTEE STRIKER. HE HAS NO KILLER INSTINCT INFRONT OF THE NET. ANY STRIKER WHO CANT SMELL BLOOD INFRONT
    OF THE NET IS USELESS, IMPOTENT STRIKER! ALWAYS PLAYFUL, NO SERIOUSNESS WATSOEVER. LIKE A KID IN AN ADULT MAN’S BODY…
    ALLOW CLOTTEY TO START AGAINST NIGER. GYAN MUST SIT N WATCH. GYAN WAS USELESS. EVEN THE WHITE COMMENTATORS SAID THEY WERENT IMPRESSED WITH GYAN THIS FAR.
    KASA IN MIDFIELD WAS ALSO USELSS. THE SOLUTION: START CLOTTEY AHEAD OF GYAN. use gyan as a SUPER SUB STRIKER LIKE GEDO OR ROGER MILLA.
    EVEN DROGBA WAS USED AS A SUB AGAINST ALGERIA, N LOOK? DEFENDERS PREPARE FOR GYAN, SO GYAN IS UNABLE TO BREATHE.

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  3. selfmade says:

    Which striker has no two of three defenders on them!!! Surprised a player of his caliber is given such a flimsy excuse for poor showing!! Any serious striker ll use such attention given him by defenders to as a motivation to punish such team but not our gyan!!! Zidane was asked why he always performed extra o against brazil and he said,lpoking at the line up of the selecao is enough motivation for him to prove his worth and that’s how great players are made of!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooo!!!

  4. Nii Kwatei says:

    GhFuo, exactly Gyan does not look sharp. He was killing it in the best league in the world. He was loved at Sunderland, but he wanted to follow the big money. Now we see the consequences of it: loss of quality.
    If only he stayed there, and he would have had his third season in the EPL. Man what a pity. I am fan of him ever since 2006, when he scored the fastest goal of the tournament against Czech. But now.. We need someone else to stand up to rely on.

  5. john aidoo says:

    please will you guys stop tackling Asamoah Gyan about the goals business?do you guys know or understand football at all?please Asamoah Gyan’s presence in the game helps black stars to win or draw.you guys should take moment to watch him really good and you will know what role he plays.please he is an important player in our every game we play.his passses and hostling the defenders are his role .it is up to our coach to find someone like boakye yiadom or dede or agyeman badu to know his movement to move with him.so please be good soccer analysts and stop watching soccer like illiterates.Stop bothering our brother Asamoah Gyan and pray for him to be fit always to play us.thanks

  6. Kilo says:

    What I hate about Gyan is that he always gives flimsy excuses when he is under performing. How did he give two assists? you can’t force glory where it does not belong. Asamoah Gyan was abysmal at the last Afcon but he started scoring as soon as he got back to UAE. That should tell you a story about what the league is like. The guy is playing jokers football in the UAE. He obviously does not fit in the boots we are trying to force on him. AA does not need the brain of a scientist to know this. Look at players like Trezor Mputu who play on the continent and see what they do to supposed world class defenders in the Afcon. Is Gyan saying that he is special. We all know Gyan and we know what he was capable of doing with the ball some years ago. He has obviously lost all that and the earlier we realise the better. Unfortunately he has the money to pay his way in this corrupt administration. He should stick to music and the fun games he plays in UAE and leave the national team for those who are capable.