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2014 World Cup: Akunnor, Inkoom back Asamoah Gyan to lead Ghana to success in Brazil

Published on: 18 May 2014
Asamoah Gyan will lead Ghana at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

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 Africa’s most prolific strikers with 39 goals from 77 internationals—one goal shy of the country’s all-time record.

The 28-year-old is also a part-time music star who goes by the nickname ‘Baby Jet’, 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.

“His leadership qualities are there for all to see and his influence on the team is like that of Didier Drogba on the Ivorian team,” said Akunnor.

“His form is imperious with the Stars and will again play a key role if we are to have a good World Cup campaign.”

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom also backed Gyan to shine in Brazil.

“Asamoah Gyan has always delivered for the Black Stars and I know he will do same in Brazil,” the Platanias defender predicted.

“He was good in Germany, better in South Africa and I believe he will be fantastic in Brazil, too.”


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    May 18, 2014 04:54 pm
    @Askantwi. If you have been following the development of Gyan, you would realise that he has become more mature especially since his inception as captain. Now he thinks about the team above himself. In recent times Gyan has been giving lots of Assists to his teammates... speak of Kevin, Waris among others. The truth is when Gyan gets tackled he opens the way for our attackers to do the damage; and when they start tackling them, Gyan gets the chance to fire himself. And please, any disagreement does not give you the right to insult ALL GHANAIANS. I know you are frustrated but please stay in control. Thank You.
  • navy seal USA says:
    May 18, 2014 10:00 am
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  • Askantwi says:
    May 18, 2014 02:05 pm
    Nonsense. Gyan will lead us to disaster. He always does. How many times you get hit in the head before figuring out who is hitting you? Ghanaians are just too naive and idiotic. If he is scoring so freely in Arabia, it doesn't mean he is going to be scoring likewise at the world cup. We can't depend on Asamoah Gyan at all. He will lead us down to OUR DOOM. I saw how Stephen Appiah was talking to him so seriously before he took that penalty. He completely turned a deaf ear to whatever Appiah was saying and ballooned the ball sky high. We just can't depend on him. Akwasi Appiah should take note. If that happens again they are dead meat.
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    May 18, 2014 12:50 pm
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    May 18, 2014 12:44 pm
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  • Sterlingz says:
    May 18, 2014 12:20 pm
    of course....we are behind u baby jet, and the whole team. the blackstars will surprise the world..
  • Papa Nkrumah says:
    May 18, 2014 12:15 pm
    Very true. Asamoah will lead the Stars by drawing out defenders and winning set pieces which would be converted by the eye-red, rampaging strikers and attacking midfielders. Drogba did the same thing when Ivory Coast met Ghana in 2010 Afcon. He played as dummy allowing Kalou and Gervinho to exploit the opportunities created.