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Ghana will play Cape Verde in the quarter final on Saturday
Ghana skipper and part-time musician Asamoah Gyan has hit the right notes leading up to Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Cape Verde here.
Gyan suffered criticism from his perennial critics in his team’s first two Group B games against DR Congo and Mali for not scoring even though he had by then set up two of the three goals scored by the country.
The UAE-based striker nicknamed ‘Baby Jet’ finally found the net against Niger last Monday in their final Group B game.
He fired the Black Stars in front after just six minutes before setting up young Christian Atsu for the second goal.
And just after the interval, John Boye smashed home a third goal from a rebound after the Niger goalkeeper could not hold a powerful, close-range Gyan header.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah rates 27-year-old Gyan as the country’s best striker and a big inspiration to a squad with 11 debutants at the Nations Cup.
“He’s our best player...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says the team’s rich experience helped them to eliminate Cape Verde at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars were second best to the Blue Sharks in their quarter-final clash on Monday but did what mattered by winning 2-0.
Second half substitute Mubarak Wakaso scored a brace-the first from the spot and struck an injury time goal.
Gyan captaining Ghana at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
When Asamoah Gyan walks into the plush press conference room at Al Ain’s Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium he looks every inch the high-profile football player.
The man who led Ghana to the semi-finals of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and last eight at the 2010 World Cup exudes confidence, from the diamond encrusted...
Cape Verde players dance to Asamoah Gyan's song before training
By Ameenu Shardow
Cape Verde began Thursday’s training session in a highly buoyant mood with danceable tunes including the hit single of Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, ‘African Girls’.
The team though arriving late for their evening session at the Westbourne Oval wowed the very few fans and predominant Ghanaian...
Asamoah Gyan will play against the Cape Verde in Port Elizabeth on Saturday
The right ingredients seem to be in place to make the knockout rounds of the African Cup of Nations, which reaches the quarterfinals stage this weekend, a real football feast for fans a little short-changed by the group games.
Hosts South Africa have survived, so have the tournament favourites Ivory Coast...
Asamoah Gyan picked up the Samsung Fair Play Award
Asamoah Gyan picked his second successive Samsung Fair Play Award in Ghana’s 2-0 win over Cape Verde on Saturday.
The Ghana captain once again provided leadership on the pitch an exhibited great sportsmanship as the Ghanaians strolled to the difficult win at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.
The victory ends the...
Kofi Dankwa has strongly rejected an allegation that he was bribed by Ghana
Niger defender Kofi Dankwa has strongly rejected an allegation that he was bribed by Ghana to throw Monday’s Africa Cup of Nations clash.
The Tunisia-based defender, who was born in Ghana, was accused by a Ghanaian media outlet of conniving with Ghana FA officials play the Group B match soft for US$20,000...
Christian Atsu will start ahead of Mubarak Wakaso in the clash against Cape Verde
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named an unchanged starting line-up to face Cape Verde on Saturday despite the injury recovery of key players Mubarak Wakaso and Anthony Annan.
The Black Stars trainer has kept faith with the same starting line-up that thrashed Niger 3-0 in their last Monday, meaning Christian...
John Boye of Ghana challenged by Julio Tavares of Cape Verde during the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations Quarterfinals match
MTNFootball.com assesses the performance of Ghana players after Saturday’s 2-0 quarter-final win over Cape Verde at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Fatau Dauda – 9.5
Words alone cannot describe the performance of the 27-year-old AshantiGold gloves man...
Read some lessons learned as Cape Verde are knocked out and Mali beat hosts South Africa on penalties at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Kwadwo Asamoah in action for Ghana against Cape Verde
Cape Verde prove that size doesn’t matter
Before the tournament, it’s fair to say that Cape Verde were touted as the potential whipping boys of Group A.
With a population of just under 500...