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Asamoah Gyan was moving freely in Tuesday's training session
By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been given the all-clear to feature against Mali despite sustaining a cut on the foot.
The Black Stars captain seems t0 have picked the injury in the 2-2 draw with DR Congo in the opening Group B game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations last Sunday.
Gyan missed Monday’s training session at the Neslon Mandela University pitch but coach Akwasi Appiah revealed his absence was due to a minor knock.
Team doctor Baba Adamu has now reassured the Al Ain hitman is fit to start against Mali haven completed full scale training with the side on Tuesday.
“He (Asamoah Gyan) is being contained, he played fully today,” Dr Adamu said at the media briefing on Tuesday.
“There is a cut on his foot but he played today fully, didn’t he?”
Gyan’s availability serves as a massive relief to the Ghana team which has been hit with injuries to key players in vital positions.
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By Ameenu Shardow
Captain Asamoah Gyan accepts Ghana were slack in their defending in the 2-2 draw with DR Congo on Sunday.
The Black Stars threw away a two goal lead to share the spoils with the Leopards in the opening Group B fixture at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The disappointing result has seen Ghana red-faced for a crucial win against Mali on...
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan talks about the Africa Cup of Nations
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan on what the Nations Cup means to him, the Black Stars’ chances and his first memory of the tournament.
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Mubarak Wakaso stepped up in place of Asamoah Gyan and converted a 38th-minute penalty to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Mali on Thursday in the African Cup of Nations, then celebrated with a religious slogan that could leave him in trouble.
Wakaso put Ghana's Group B campaign on track after the title contenders blew a 2-0 lead to draw their opening match against Congo. He celebrated...
Asamoah Gyan suffered a minor knock against DRC
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah has allayed the injury fears of Asamoah Gyan and Mubarak Wakaso following the duo’s inability to train on Monday.
The Black Stars resumed training ahead of their second group game at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against Mali on Thursday.
Ghana failed to pick maximum points in the Group B opener with an...
Coach Karim Zito believes Gyan's pace let him down
Asante Kotoko youth team coach, Karim Zito, believes Asamoah Gyan fell short of a world class striker in Sunday’s AFCON stalemate against DR Congo.
The former Sunderland striker, 27, missed an early sitter and squandered a flurry of opportunities that fell to him as the Black Stars allowed DR Congo to claw back to snatch...
Mubarak Wakaso stepped up in place of Asamoah Gyan to bury a 38th-minute penalty and give Ghana a 1-0 win over Mali at the African Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Wakaso's strike put Ghana's Group B campaign on track after the title contender blew a 2-0 lead to draw its opener against Congo.
He capitalized from the spot at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after Emmanuel Agyemang...
Kwadwo Asamoah, Isaac Vorsah, Harrison Afful will all play in their regular positions against Mali
Ghana have named their strongest starting line-up to face Mali on Thursday with Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed and Harrison Afful returning to face the Eagles while Kwadwo Asamoah will play in midfield.
Influential midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has been returned to his favourite playmaker...
Mali coach wants to divert attention from his star-studded squad
Mali coach Patrice Carteron is the latest coach to use mind games ahead of the clash against Ghana by describing the Black Stars as the “Germany” of Africa.
The Frenchman is heaping praise on the Black Stars as he plots the downfall of the four-time champions just as his compatriot Claude Leroy did ahead of Sunday’s...
Kwadwo Asamoah is likely to be used just behind the strikers against Mali
By Ameenu Shardow – Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he will make changes to his starting line-up to face Mali on Thursday at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
From the training sessions at the Black Stars training ground, it is clear that some players who played in Ghana’s first...
Kwadwo Asamoah returns to Ghana midfield against Mali
By Ameenu Shardow
Kwadwo Asamoah has been restored to his normal midfield role for Ghana’s crucial game against Mali on Thursday.
The 24-year-old has been good in an awkward left-back position for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Asamoah scored and set up another from his make-shift defensive role in Ghana’s...