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Ghana finally announced itself as a valid title contender at the African Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Niger on Monday to top Group B and cruise into the quarterfinals.
Captain Asamoah Gyan was at the heart of Ghana's flowing victory, giving it the lead in the sixth minute, setting up Christian Atsu in the 23rd and playing a major role in a third from John Boye.
Gyan's slow start to the tournament had mirrored Ghana's sluggish early performances, but the Black Stars were undeniable at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against a Niger defense that had conceded just once previously in the group.
Gyan's bullet shot rocked Niger early and his cross for Atsu to double the lead effectively ended Niger's slim hopes of qualifying from last place.
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Ghana star playa for dis 2013 Afcon, Asamoah Gyan don tok say na sacrifice wey go make Ghana succeed na him hin dey do for field as dey guyman neva score for dis ogbonge tornament.
“I no dey even think am say I neva score for dis Nations cup, but na how to sacrifice for de team bin dey my head,” Naso Gyan tok.
“Na me be de skippo, and na plenti thin I go do for my country as...
Asamoah Gyan took center stage as Ghana finally announced itself as a valid title contender at the African Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Niger on Monday to top Group B and cruise into the quarterfinals.
Captain and striker Gyan was at the heart of Ghana's flowing victory, giving it the lead in the sixth minute, setting up Christian Atsu in the 23rd and playing a major role...
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