By Patrick Akoto
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is confident the Black Stars will put Malawi to the sword when the two teams clash in the return fixture of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier.
The in-form Al Ain attacker, who already has four goals to his name in the Etisalat Pro League, is expected to be the lead arrowman for the Ghanaians as they seek to grab their ticket to next year’s tournament in South Africa.
There are skeptics who fear The Flames could pose a major threat to the ambitions of the Black Stars, but the Ghanaian super star is positive they can surpass the challenge.
“They are strong side and will not be pushovers. But we want to qualify and the only way to do that is to try to win,” Gyan told GHANAsoccernet.com
“We saw them in the first leg and I don’t think they were a bad side.
“We want the pitch to do the talking and so let’s see how it goes. We respect each other, but we can only hope for the best.”
Ghana will rely on the striking instincts of the 26-year-old to kill off the game in Lilongwe on October 13.
Gyan will hope to continue his goal scoring form for Al Ain when they host Al Dhafrah on Friday.
He will then fly out to Kenya to join his colleagues prepare for the crucial encounter.