Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan will play a big role as the Black Stars aim to improve on a quarter-final finish from the last World Cup, CK Akunnor and Samuel Inkoom have predicted.
Gyan is one of Africaâ€™s most prolific strikers with 39 goals from 77 internationalsâ€”one goal shy of the countryâ€™s all-time record.
The 28-year-old is also a part-time music star who goes by the nickname â€˜Baby Jetâ€™, a boxing promoter as well as martial arts fighter and classic car collector.
Former Ghana captain CK Akunnor said Gyan is as much a talisman for the Black Stars as Didier Drogba for Ivory Coast.
â€œHis leadership qualities are there for all to see and his influence on the team is like that of Didier Drogba on the Ivorian team,â€ said Akunnor.
â€œHis form is imperious with the Stars and will again play a key role if we are to have a good World Cup campaign.â€
Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom also backed Gyan to shine in Brazil.
â€œAsamoah Gyan has always delivered for the Black Stars and I know he will do same in Brazil,â€ the Platanias defender predicted.
â€œHe was good in Germany, better in South Africa and I believe he will be fantastic in Brazil, too.â€