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Asamoah Gyan won't take a penalty in regular play for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations after his mother asked him not to just two weeks before she died.
The Ghana captain said he would take his late mother's advice into the tournament in South Africa after costly recent misses for his team that he conceded on Wednesday had left him ''psychologically down'' and forced him to take a break from international football.
Gyan's mother died in November after a car accident in Ghana.
''I lost my mum recently and the one thing she said two weeks before she died, she emphasized, was these penalty kicks,'' Gyan said on Ghana's arrival for the African Cup. ''I have to respect her decision for me not taking penalties for the team.''
Gyan's crucial misses included in the dying minutes of extra time in the World Cup quarterfinals against Uruguay in South Africa in 2010 that denied the Black Stars history as the first Africa...
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Asamoah Gyan says he won't take a penalty in regular play for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations after a plea from his mother two weeks before she died.
Gyan says his mother, who died after a car accident in November, ''emphasized'' to him that taking penalties was causing him problems and he shouldn't take them anymore.
Gyan said on Wednesday on Ghana...
Asamoah Gyan insists he wont take penalties for the Black Stars
Asamoah Gyan won’t take a penalty in regular play for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations after his mother asked him not to just two weeks before she died.
The Ghana captain said he would take his late mother’s advice into the tournament in South Africa after costly recent misses for his team that he conceded on...
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Asamoah Gyan insists his does not fear taking penalty kicks for Ghana but is only respecting the wish of his late mother hence his decision to stay away from spot kicks.
The Black Stars captain who used to be the team’s no.1 penalty taker has decided to cease taking the spot kicks following two painful experiences.
First was his last minute penalty miss in the...
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Sulley Muntari believes captain Asamoah Gyan will be Ghana’s talisman at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The AC Milan player says the Black Stars can rely on Gyan’s scoring form to go far in South Africa.
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Black Stars are counting on massive support to win the 2013 AFCON
Ghana says they are counting support from South Africans to be able to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which starts on Saturday.
The Black Stars called for the support when they arrived in South Africa for the three-week competition.
Ghana had huge support from native South Africans during their participation in...