Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan confident Black Stars will triumph over Egypt

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes they well psyched to face Egypt in the play-off round of the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Asamoah Gyan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes they well psyched to face Egypt in the play-off round of the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

The Black Stars have been drawn against the Pharaohs to battle for a place in next year’s tournament to be staged in Brazil after the draw was held in Cairo on Monday morning.

Ghana – winners of Group D – were seeded for the draw due to its superior position on the FIFA rankings.

Egypt, who won all their games in Group G and became the first African side to advance to the playoffs, were drawn from Pot B.

The Black Stars per the draw will host the Pharaohs in the first leg in October before travelling for the return encounter a month later.

Egypt, who last played at the World Cup in 1990,  are eager to return to the world stage and are favoured by their recent dominance over Ghana.

But Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan feels the Black Stars have a tough mentality to sail through the final stages of the qualifiers.

“It is a tricky tie but as we are determined to qualify for Brazil we have to be mentally ready to face them,” he told Accra-based Happy FM.

“I will talk to the other players and get them psyched up for the game.

“Their league is off now so they have been camping a lot and they are very formidable so we have to be equally prepared to face them.”

Ghana secured their place in the final stages of the qualifiers after emerging winners of Group D which included Zambia, Sudan and Lesotho.

The Black Stars are chasing a third successive World Cup appearance following progressive stints in Germany and South Africa in 2006 and 2010 respectively.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. wonderful kwame says:

    Ghana have good players but your management sucks big time… stop the fre-fre-ko-bo and put together a permanent team. Confused soccer nation…. Unless you score 7-0 at home… forget it. Please Ghana, win this because I want to go to Brazil… please win for for… I will give you all candy.

  2. Kumasi gay says:

    Nothing sweeter than this fixture! My prayer has been answered!

  3. Hahahaha… I understand gayna coach Akwesi Appiah has given it all to Egypt… Hahaha. Don’t just lose hope like that coach……

  4. dede says:

    Ghana will beat them home and away

  5. body says:

    my naija bros dont feel too good,it is football.remember whoever thinks he is standing should be carefull else he falls.

  6. Lusaka City Council says:

    Last game in Cairo; game over Ghana, you can’t cheat! Egypt is weak but Ghana is even weaker! Faceit Dede or KPB aren’t world class, only Gyan comes closest! Before you diss TP Mazembe Kalaba or Fwayo Tembo, just remember they can run rings rnd your Dede and its lack of platform to showcase their talents that hinders their careers.

  7. nana tycon says:

    Ghana this is the decider are we going or not this is the time we need Muntali,KP Boateng,jordan Ayew,and cos we have the player but we have no coach,I Must confers KWASI APPIAH IS NOT FIT FOR BLACK STARS KUNADU IS FAR BETTER THAN HIM

  8. whyte guy says:

    What fuckin makes u think Egypt is better than Ghana….y’all haters will die slow, remember my words uknowamsayin?

  9. whyte guy says:

    What fuckin makes u think Egypt is better than Ghana….y’all haters will die slow, remember my words uknowamsayin? Those of y’all who want gh downfall will be the ones cheering gh in Brazil 2014.

  10. whyte guy says:

    Egypt will definitely go down and Gold Coast will incredibly represent Black Continent on Portuguese territory in 2014..remember Elmina in southern Costa di mina (now Ghana) was the first Portuguese territory in Africa. So Brazilians need gh at all cost

  11. whyte guy says:

    Egypt will definitely go down and Gold Coast will incredibly represent Black Continent on Portuguese territory in 2014..Remember Elmina in southern Costa di mina (now Ghana) was the first Portuguese territory in Africa. So Brazilians need gh at all cost…

  12. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    WE ARE CRACKING THE MAGGOTS NOW.WE CRACKED THE EGGS SOME FEW WEEKS AGO TO QUALIFY TO THIS END NOW WE ARE GOING TO CRACK THE MAGGOTS, BELIEVE ME OR CRY GHANA IS GOING TO THE WRRLD CUP AGAIN ON THREE STRAIGHT TIMES TO MAKE HISTORY IN AFRICA AGAIN.ANYONE WHO SAYS ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM THIS IS JUST A DAY DREAMER.

  13. drass says:

    Quality talent sells it self the fact that your best players ply their trade in war-torn Congo and the over-hyped sa league says it all.mediocre nation, mediocre people, mediocre team.sit back and cheer the stars of Africa.

  14. whyte guy says:

    I ain’t on this site disrespecting folks with different point of views but, obviously, I’m on this site to support Gold Coast (Costa di Mina – now Ghana) to bring the world glorious cup to Black Continent (Africa)….all haters will be confiscated and put in the cage for years na’mean?

  15. OH GOD HELP GHANA.the most difficult thing is that Egypt needs this qualification badly than Ghana.plse the stars must work harder .

  16. whyte guy says:

    I ain’t on this site disrespecting folks with different point of views but, obviously, I’m on this site to support Gold Coast (Costa di Mina – now Ghana) to bring the world glorious cup to Black Continent (Africa)….all haters will be confiscated and put in the cage for years na’mean?…

  17. whyte guy says:

    I ain’t on this site disrespecting folks with different point of views but, obviously, I’m on this site to support Gold Coast (Costa di Mina – now Ghana) to bring the world glorious cup to Black Continent (Africa)….all haters will be confiscated and put in the cage for years na’mean?.

  18. whyte guy says:

    I ain’t on this site disrespecting folks with different point of views but, obviously, I’m on this site to support Gold Coast (Costa di Mina – now Ghana) to bring the world glorious cup to Black Continent (Africa)….all haters will be confiscated and put in the cage for years na’mean?….

  19. whyte guy says:

    I ain’t on this site disrespecting folks with different point of views but, obviously, I’m on this site to support Gold Coast (Costa di Mina – now Ghana) to bring the world glorious cup to Black Continent (Africa)….all haters will be confiscated and put in the cage for years na’mean?…….

  20. freeman amoah says:

    If I may ask will AA read all this and get from it.I gust no becos he does not use computer and if u do than stop congo boys and invite abeyie.solomon is too short to face Egypt.

  21. Troy says:

    Yeeii Ghanaians are fearo oo. i feared Zambia koraa pass Egypt. do u knw how Happy i am? We can and will beat Egypt fair and Square. forget the Naija drug Lorda they think Ethiopia is a minnow and will just walk over them after the play offs we shall all see. who the tough guys are.

  22. Troy says:

    Yeeii Ghanaians are fearo oo. i feared Zambia koraa pass Egypt. do u knw how Happy i am? We can and will beat Egypt fair and Square. forget the Naija drug Lorda they think Ethiopia is a minnow and will just walk over them after the play offs we shall all see. who the tough guys are..

  23. idris says:

    One thin I know it is only 3 teams dat have made africa proud in world cup they are Ghana ,cameroon and Senegal,they must go to brazil.Nigeria has shown us at the confederation cup that they have nothing to offer.after 1992 nation cup ,when club versus country started mediocre teams have more chance to win the title then teams with big names in Europe.that’s why Egypt will win 3 consecutive nations cup and within that period they can’t qualify for w cup,so if there no ghana ,no cameroon and no Senegal,I know there is no Africa at brazil

  24. Sir Africa says:

    Honestly am not happy with this fixture (Ghana vs Egypt) because i wanted them both to represent Africa. Am realy sad!

  25. Ghanaman says:

    But CAF why why give us Egypt ,we’re the second seeded team and now you throw Egypt in our lap.I am not happy at all….Hayatou what’s going on papa????

  26. Olonka says:

    @Ghanaman pls be strong afterall we boast that we are the best team in Africa and has the most finest players on the continent and so why are we all of a sudden panicking.Or were we just talking for arguement sake?Now we are noticing the real football supporters and those who are just followers.I bet u we would beat Egypt hands down both home and away,u mark my words.