Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan picked his second successive Fair Play Award at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations following the Black Stars’ 2-0 win over Cape Verde on Saturday.
The Black Stars captain once again provided leadership on the pitch an exhibited great sportsmanship as the Ghanaians secured the difficult win at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.
He was the lone striker in the game but managed to force his way through the box when he was brought down for the penalty that Mubarak Wakaso converted for Ghana’s opener.
The victory ends the fairytale story of the Islanders in the continental event but sends the Black Stars to their fourth successive semi-finals.
Gyan picked up the same award during the team’s resounding 3-0 win over Niger.
This award makes him a firm contender for the Player of the Tournament award and his place can be firmed up if Ghana reach the final.
So far Chrisitian Atsu, Agyemang Badu and Fatau Dauda have won personal awards in the tournament in South Africa.