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Video: Asamoah Gyan wants to win Nations Cup as Ghana captain

Asamoah Gyan wants to win Nations Cup as Ghana captain

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wants to succeed where his predecessors; Stephen Appiah and John Mensah failed by winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars aim at ending a 31-year wait for an African title by the time the tournament kicks off early next year in South Africa.

Previous Black Stars captains; Mensah and Appiah despite presiding over the side’s relative success in recent years were unable to win the African Cup which has proved elusive over three decades.

Gyan, 27, who will be wearing the armband in South Africa however hopes to be the lift that coveted trophy after the grand finale on February 10.

The Al Ain striker however stresses the need to have all players of the side performing on top of their game in order to make this dream a reality.

“Stephen Appiah was a great guy, inside the field and outside the field, respect to him” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“John Mensah also the same thing and now it is my turn, I have learnt a lot from them.

“I think the GFA and the players have given me the support. So it will depend on us.

“As a captain I will make sure I help my team with my advice and the rest will be left to the team to deliver.

“Hopefully we will be ending the long wait for an African title next year in South Africa.”

Ghana must however first manage a tricky group which has Mali, Niger and DR Congo as members.

The Black Stars open their campaign against DR Congo a day after the competition officially starts at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on January 20.

Watch the video interview with Asamoah Gyan below:

READERS COMMENTS

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

    GYAN SHOULD WORK ON HIS PENALTIES, FREE KICKS.

    KEYS TO WIN AFCON!
    IF THIS SQUAD WANTS TO WIN. DO THIS.
    LIFT METAL. INCORPORATE WEIGHT LIFTING INTO YOUR TRAINING REGIMENT.
    PRACTICE AT NIGHTIME. CORNER KICKS, PENALTIES, FREE KICKS
    ADOPT THE 532 FORMATION. PLAY BREAK AND PASS SOCCER. 2/3 TOUCHES. TRIANGLE STYLE ATTACK!
    HANG A PICTURE OF THE 1982 SQUAD THAT WON THE TROPHY IN YOUR HOTEL ROOMS. IF U SEE THE PIC LONG ENUFF, U WILL BELIEVE U CAN WIN THE TROPHY.
    THE BOYS HVE TO PLAY WITH SUPREME CONFIDENCE LIKE SUPERMAN N TRUST EACH OTHER. FEAR IS AN ILLUSION….
    DO THIS AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS!