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Gyan willing to sacrifice for Ghana
By Patrick Akoto
Asamoah Gyan has admitted he played through the pain barrier during the Black Stars 4-0 win over Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier to underline his unflinching love for his country.
The Al Ain attacker was a major doubt for the must-win game when he suffered a problem in his right thigh in the build-up to the game on Thursday.
But he shook off the physical problem and inspired the team to a resounding 4-0 win over the Nile crocodile at the Baba Yara stadium, to enhance their chances of qualifying to the global showpiece.
The 27-year-old has revealed he’s willing to put his head on the table for the team to ensure the country makes a third successive appearance at the World Cup.
“I had this injury in training but I had to sacrifice for the team. I felt a muscle and had to go out for someone,” Gyan said
“I am happy we won and I am willing to sacrifice for the team.”
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Gyan has been pulled out of the game against Sudan
Asamoah Gyan has been pulled out of Ghana’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan with an injury.
The Al Ain attacker failed to recover from a suspected ankle problem in the 50th minute and was subsequently replaced by Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.
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Abdul Majeed Waris say he enjoyed playing with Asamoah Gyan in attack.
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris says he enjoyed a perfect partnership with Asamoah Gyan in last Sunday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
The Spartak Moscow player was paired with Gyan for the first time and that yielded positive results.
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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he allowed Sulley Muntari to captain the Black Stars in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Sudan as a ‘sign of respect’.
The UAE-based striker, who is the permanent captain of the team, hinted that he could allow other senior players in the team to captain the side in future.
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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan believes the Black Stars have gained the psychological urge over Zambia in the race to qualify to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The Ghanaians produced a fine display to put four unanswered goals past Sudan at home on Sunday to revive their hopes after Zambia were held 1-1 by Lesotho in Maseru.
The draw has left the Black Stars just a point behind...
Watch the video of the full match of Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan in the 2014 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi on Sunday.
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Gyan is just a goal away from equaling Abedi Pele goal-scoring record for Ghana
Asamoah Gyan and Lionel Messi have moved within touching distance of equaling international goal scoring record for Ghana and Argentina respectively.
Both players have bagged 32 goals for their respective nations after last weekend’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
While Gyan is just a goal shy of equaling...
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah
Coach Akwasi Appiah has hailed Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan – stressing on the importance of Sunday’s win to the Black Stars’ bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
Two goals in each half scored by Asamoah Gyan, Mubarak Wakaso, Abdul Majeed Waris and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu sealed a sweet victory over Sudan at a packed stadium in Kumasi.
The win amongst...
Waris scored his debut Ghana goal in 4-0 thrashing of Sudan
Abdul Majeed Waris insists he is not in direct competition to become Ghana’s first choice striker.
The 21-year-old capped a solid display with his debut goal for the Black Stars in the 4-0 thrashing of Sudan in the 2014 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Waris profited from coach Akwasi Appiah’s decision to change the team’s...
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah
Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah has attributed his team’s impressive 4-0 win over Sudan to his players’ strict adherence to his tactics.
The Black Stars smashed their visitors in the 2014 World Cup qualifier with goals coming from Asamoah Gyan, Mubarak Wakso, Abdul Majeed Waris and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu.
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Badu insists he was cool with being on the bench
By Patrick Akoto
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu insists he is not unhappy with his role as a substitute in Ghana’s 4-0 thrashing of Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier last Sunday.
The Udinese enforcer came on a replacement for the injured Asamoah Gyan in the second half in the heavy win at the Baba Yara stadium.
Speaking to Sunyani-based...
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has dedicated the 4-0 win over to Sudan to local fans
Kwesi Appiah ‘can’t state enough how important’ Ghana’s 4-0 win over Sudan is, and has dedicated the victory to Ghanaian soccer fans.
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Black Stars players will rejoin their clubs abroad after helping Ghana thrash Sudan 4-0 to ‘liven up’ the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign.
Striker Asamoah Gyan inched closer to equalling Abedi Pele’s all-time top-scorer record while Spartak Moscow’s Abdul Majeed Waris, Wakaso Mubarak...
Ghana’s new midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong is confident the Black Stars will qualify for the 2014 World Cup after thrashing Sudan 4-0 on Sunday.
The 21-year-old, who was making his debut for the West African country in Sunday’s game, played in the second half as Ghana coasted to the impressive victory.
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How the Stars fared against Sudan
The Black Stars gorged on Sudan in style and moved a point within Group D leaders Zambia who drew at Lesotho.
Spartak Moscow striker Abdul Majeed Waris was on the score-sheet while Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong marked his Ghana debut in a thrilling display.
Ghanasoccernet.com rates the performance of the Black Stars.
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Ghana’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan fetched gate proceeds of $108,000 (GH¢217,000) in Kumasi on Sunday.
The Black Stars enjoyed massive support from the local who turned out in their numbers as the team coasted to the heavy win.
The figure represented a sell-out crowd of 38,000 tickets sold for the match.
Many football figures have hailed the tremendous support...