Gyan scores with the heart for Ghana, not legs – Avram Grant

Sports News of Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Asamoah Gyan Grant Hug

Ghana coach Avram Grant continues to laud Asamoah Gyan, saying the world-class striker scores with his heart, not legs when representing his country at the international level.

The 28-year-old goal machine delivered the bullet that gave the Black Stars a lifeline in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The Al Ain attacker scored a fabulous goal at the death to hand the West Africans a precious and important 1-0 win over high-flying Algeria to make Group C wide open.

The Ghanaians will rely on the potency of the former Sunderland man ahead of Tuesday’s must-win game against South Africa, and coach Avram Grant continues to praise his captain for his selfless role.

“But what he did [late strike against Algeria] was very impressive for me. It is not easy to score a goal like this in the last moment,” he said.

“It was not with the legs, it was with the heart. And I want to him to be the symbol for Ghana – for the future.”

Gyan will be hoping to set a new Ghana scoring record at the Nations Cup after equaling Osei Kofi’s seven-goal haul at the continental showpiece.

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