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...