Bradley sweat over Gyan’s quality
Egyptian coach, Bob Bradley is sweating over Asamoah Gyan’s quality ahead of the first leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup play-off with Ghana on Tuesday.
Gyan proved Bradley’s nemesis when the Black Stars defeated the former’s American team at the knock-out stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the coach is not oblivious to the player’s threat three years on.
Bradley told GNA Sports that ‘Gyan is a difficult player because he can be invisible for long periods in a match but he is so fast and strong at any moment.
‘ He can cause trouble and that is what he did when he played against the USA in 2010 World Cup during extra time which determined the outcome of that game.’
He said his charges planned to stick to a strategy capable of limiting the Black Stars captain’s quality as the seven times African champions seek to end their 23-year wait for an appearance at the Mundial.
Bradley said ‘ We will try and keep him out of our dangerous areas but I know it will be difficult. We understand that so we will try to play in a way where we can control the game.
‘Create chances with the way we move the ball and I think this is something that makes us dangerous’.
Ghana seek a third successive appearance at the quadrennium gathering of 32 teams after emerging Africa’s best performer at the Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010 events.