Found February 06, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Asamoah Gyan
Mohamed Koffi of Burkina Faso battles with Solomon Asante of Ghana during the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 match between Burkina Faso and Ghana on the 06 February 2013 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit Ghana midfielder Solomon Asante won the Samsung Fair Play Award in Wednesday 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Burkina Faso in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations. The diminutive winger came off the bench to replace John Pantsil who got injured in the 10th minute after pulling a muscle.  The Berekum Chelsea player was flamboyant on the pitch and attracted a lot of fouls. He joins teammates Asamoah Gyan, who has won it twice, and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in this year’s

Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan Wary Of Burkina Defence In Afcon Clash

Asamoah Gyan says Burkina will be tough Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is wary of the disciplined Burkina Faso defence ahead of their semi-final clash of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Gyan, who has been the Black Stars sole striker in this tournament so far, has rated the Stallions defence as one of the best in the tournament. The Burkinabes have conceded just one goal in the...

Ghana Vice-president Arthur Visits Black Stars, Gyan Assures Nation

Asamoah Gyan met Ghana's vice president on Wednesday afternoon in SA Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has assured the nation through H.E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, the Vice President, that the team is committed to ending the long Africa Cup of Nations title wait. The Black Stars are in the semi-finals of the competition and have to get past Burkina Faso on Wednesday to inch...

Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan Gracious In Afcon Semis Defeat

Ghana were defeated on penalties by Burkina Faso Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan last night insisted that the Black Stars are heartbroken to miss out of playing in the finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Black Stars lost 3-2 on penalties to Burkina Faso in the semi-finals after drawing 1-1 in 120 minutes of football at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Wednesday night. The...

Ghana Striker Asamoah Gyan Sees World Cup Similarities

Asamoah Gyan has been inspirational for the Black Stars and coach Kwesi Appiah Asamoah Gyan has confessed that there are similarities between the Ghana squad that is competing at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations to the one that grabbed a number of headlines at the 2010 World Cup. Captain Gyan scored three goals as the Black Stars reached the quarter-finals of the world’s biggest...

Ghana Defender John Pantsil Eyes Afcon Bronze Medal

Asamoah Gyan and teammate John Paintsil are hoping to revive the Black Stars Ghana defender John Pantsil wants the team to mount a strong challenge for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal against Mali on Saturday.  The right-back hopes his teammates can recover from their semi-final defeat to Burkina Faso on Wednesday. The Black Stars are listless after a 3-2 penalty shootout...

Asamoah Gyan Wary Of Burkina Defence

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is wary of the disciplined Burkina Faso defence ahead of their semi-final clash of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Demoralised Ghana Seek Strength To Face Mali In Afcon Playoff

Mubarak Wakaso scores from the spot for Ghana against Burkina Faso - 2013 Ghana, down and out after their shock semi-final loss to Burkina Faso here Wednesday, will pick thermselves up to face Mali in the third-place play-off, assistant coach Maxwell Konadu said.  Despair was etched all over captain Asamoah Gyan’s face at the post-match  press conference following the 3-2 penalty...

Stars and egos out, unity gets wins

Over the past decade a clear template has emerged for success at the Cup of Nations. When Egypt won three tournaments in a row with a squad drawn almost entirely from the domestic league, it was assumed that it was simply benefiting from a fine generation of players, but other teams have begun to have success with a similar model. Stars are out and discipline and team ethic have...

Breaking News: Ghana Names Starting Line-up To Face Burkina, Wakaso Returns

Ghana's Kwadwo Asamoah, right, and Mubarak Wakaso celebrate after Wakaso scored against Mali Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has made just one change in his starting line-up to face Burkina Faso on Wednesday with influential midfielder Mubarak Wakaso returning to the team. The Black Stars coach confirmed the selection predicted by on Wednesday morning which indicated...

Frimpong Raves About Ghana’s Performances At Afcon

Frimpong is happy with the performances of the Black Stars Former Ghanaian international, Joetex Frimpong, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Black Stars at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Frimpong was a member of Ghana’s squad at the 2006 Afcon when he played for two-time African champions, Enyimba. “The Black Stars have done well and Asamoah Gyan has...
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