Sports News of Friday, 16 January 2015
Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, wants to lead Bafana Bafana’s Group C opponents to lift their fifth African Cup of Nations title.
Although the Ghana Football Association have suggested that asking newly appointed coach, Avram Grant, to lift the trophy would be unrealistic, the Black Stars skipper remains confident ahead of the tournament.
“We are going to Equatorial Guinea to win the trophy. It is the attitude we go to every tournament with,” he told BBC Sport.
“A lot will depend on us, the players, and hopefully we can make things easy for the new coach.
“Our main focus is to lift the cup. It is not all about me, but it is all about the team.
“Even if I don’t get the tournament I want and Ghana wins the cup I will be proud. That is what we are preparing for.”
Gyan also spoke about Ghana’s competition in Group C, where the Black Stars will face in-form Bafana Bafana, Africa’s top-ranked Algeria and Senegal, but believes that his troops still stand a good chance.
“All three countries in our group are in very good form,” he added.
“South Africa did not lose a single game and Algeria have been very, very good.
“They are all looking great, and that will make the tournament very difficult for us but we are confident.
Ghana has won the African Cup of Nations four times, but they’ve failed to lift the trophy since 1982.
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