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Black Stars are eager to win AFCON – Asamoah Gyan

BLACK STARS

BLACK STARS

Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has disclosed they are eager to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The tournament kicks off on January 14 and the Black Stars will play their first match on January 17 against Uganda.

The team has been preparing in Dubai where they played a preparatory friendly match against Bunyodkor which they won 2:0 after the 23 man squad was released.

The Black Stars came close of winning the trophy in Angola and in Equatorial Guinea. The management team of the Black Stars has charged the head coach of the team to win the trophy after losing on penalties to Ivory Coast on penalties in 2015.

“Everything is possible in football. We can win the AFCON. I use Cote d’Ivoire as an example. They lost in 2006 and 2012 on penalties but they won it in 2015 against us.” Gyan told the media.

“We can also win but it will depend on the team. We have the quality but I believe that our attitude on the field can determine whether or not we will go far. It is very easy to talk about winning the trophy but we need to show the world that we want to really win it.

“I pray that we will be injury-free because we need all the help we can get from the players on the pitch and those on the bench. Everybody must get involved if we will the trophy.”

However the former Sunderland striker says he is not concerned about breaking records ahead of the tournament.

“I try to do my best for the team to win. I do not try to break records. I do my best and I leave the rest for the fans to judge.

“I did not even know about the historical landmark (in relation to Ghana’s top scorer in the Nations Cup) so I just try to get the job done and after that, I try to reflect on what I did.

“I will do my best for Ghana and make sure we bring the cup back home.” He added.

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