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.
If you had to describe the Africa Cup of Nations to someone who has never seen it, what would you say?
The Africa Cup of Nations is like a tradition for us Africans and everybody is desperate to see the games and follow the teams. The fans love football with a real passion back home in Africa. During this tournament fans support their teams with all their heart, and they do everything for it, which makes this game so special to us Africans.
Do you remember the first time you were watching Africa Cup of Nations on television as a kid?
Yes, I do remember … it was in 1994. I watched Ghana play, but I think they lost against Ivory Coast. The tournament made a huge impact on me as a kid; to see what it meant to the people of Ghana was very inspiring for me.
What did it mean to the people? What di...