Soccer News of Saturday, 3 January 2015
Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has his eyes on claiming the ultimate at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations more than any other glory this year.
The Al Ain striker leads the national team to a second straight Cup of Africa Nations in Equatorial Guinea when Africa’s biggest tournament kicks off in a fortnight and Gyan is desperate to avoid the heartbreak of South Africa 2013 by lifting the trophy itself come final match day, February 8.
The Black Stars have been drawn in the widely acknowledged ‘Group of Death’ at the biennial continental tournament, housed in Group C against Africa’s number one team, Algeria as well as high-flying duo, Senegal and South Africa.
But Gyan is unfazed, looking well beyond the seemingly tough group phase.
“I hope to win the African Cup in 2015,” Gyan told his own website, AsamoahGyan3.com in a special New Year message.
“This is the New Year and everyone wishes for good things to happen, mine [wish] is to win the African Cup,” the Ghana captain added.
Gyan has been training with the Black Stars in Accra ahead of their trip to Spain for a pre-tournament camping as new coach, Avram Grant begins his reign at the helm of the national team.
The former Chelsea coach took over as Ghana boss at the beginning of December, replacing the first local man to lead the national team to the FIFA World Cup, James Kwesi Appiah who was sacked in September following a poor campaign in Brazil.