Found January 08, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
Asamoah Gyan has tipped the Black Stars to win AFCON 2013 A bittersweet feeling has marked striker Asamoah Gyan’s history with his national team, but the talismanic striker says he is feeling positive about Ghana’s chances of winning their fifth African title at this month’s CAF Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars, who were continental champions in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982, have reached the semi-finals of the last three events, and they are anxious to break the voodoo against the other 15 finalists in South Africa. Set for his fourth successive appearance at the AFCON, Gyan has only five goals in the finals so far, but he insists his record of 28 goals in 60 appearances with the Black Stars should be enough to seal the lips of critics. “I’m not disturbed because my ratio of goals with the national team is impressive,” he recently told “It is natural people expect you to score as striker, but it is not always so. Sometimes you have to create the chances for others to al...

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