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2014 World Cup: We can beat any team, says fired up Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 24 June 2014
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says the Black Stars are capable of beating any team having gained enormous belief following their thrilling 2-2 draw with Germany.

The Black Stars excited the world with their skillful display against the European giants and were only unlucky not to have clinched all three points in their second group game at the 2014 World Cup.

Ghana rallied from a goal down to race into a 2-1 lead but lack of concentration saw the Black Stars concede late on to end the game in a draw.

The team have received rave reviews over their performance since and look to even improve in their final group game against Portugal on Thursday where they stand a chance of progressing further in the competition.

Skipper Asmaoah Gyan now says his team have gained the mentality needed to deal with any opposition having emerged the best side in the thrilling draw with Germany.

“We now believe we can beat anybody because how the game [against Germany] went, it was anyone's game,” he told

The Ghana team have since left their team base in Maceio for Brasilia where they will be facing Portugal in a must win game on Thursday.


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  • Coach says:
    June 24, 2014 10:50 pm
    @Jeff, I guess you mean "park" instead of "pack", there is a huge difference between pack and park I will advice you to start schooling again to learn ABCD. Woti awu papa
  • Coach says:
    June 24, 2014 10:58 pm
    @Jeff, I guess you mean "park" instead of "pack", there is a huge difference between pack and park I will advice you to start schooling again to learn ABCD. Woti awu papa . You cannot even express yourself adequately and you are here talking nonsense! Shame on you
  • Flame says:
    June 24, 2014 11:28 pm
    @jeff, kindly ask ur stupid mother to give you poison to drink. You worthless fool!
  • Flame says:
    June 24, 2014 11:34 pm
    Jeff shut your stinking mouth up before u start commiting suicide. A Zambian who thinks he is a South African. Keep dreaming fool!!! Living in fools paradise. Lmao
  • Blow says:
    June 24, 2014 11:55 pm
    Careful of Ronaldo's long drives and Nani's forays on the right wing. 3-1 for the stars!
  • hassan says:
    June 25, 2014 12:18 am
    This zambians are funny they not shy rockin shoulders with gh in soccer..we in gh don't even regard their existence..u guys think world cup is just like cosafa cup...
  • Yaw says:
    June 25, 2014 12:26 am
    I think he is the most talkative captain of the World Cup teams. He thinks he is making music in the studio. I think his attitude contributes to the indiscipline in camp hence the result of where the team is now. Young players hate to give him pass to score. Apart from his goal in the Germany match, abt 80% of his passes and ball control were 'fucked up'. How does he expect good passes from team mates if his passes and control are not inspirational enough as a serious captain. PATHETIC!!!
  • Yaw says:
    June 25, 2014 12:47 am
    Ask him which team the Black Stars has beaten in Brazil...The cheek of it. Him, Andre Ayew and a couple of players talk by heart. Talk is cheap...but can't translate it to win. Other teams read these nonsense and plot against them psychologically including referees. This is called 'lack of discipline. I think lack of discipline will take Black Stars back home unless things change. Very Unfortunate!
  • Boro says:
    June 24, 2014 10:16 pm
    Oh Ivory Coast yet another disappointment again. In the past we have always said they have not been lucky of their groups so we all were confidence that they will qualify this time around because their group looked manageable. However another AYEWIC has caused them another failure when at the latter part of the match what Kalou needed to do was a simple square pass when the score line stood at 1-1 but did what is onvious with most of Africans players UNNECESSARILY SELFISH or AYEWIC
  • jeff says:
    June 24, 2014 02:38 pm
    You might aswel start to pack your bags because you are not going anywere,,Portugal is not training in a car pack or have their lights turned off in their stadium so u will be wired.
  • jeff says:
    June 24, 2014 02:40 pm
    We in SA WILL always mistreat ghanians for what they did to our brothers
  • doluv says:
    June 24, 2014 02:44 pm
  • Gada says:
    June 24, 2014 02:48 pm
    I be so
  • Gada says:
    June 24, 2014 02:49 pm
    Asamoah Gyan
  • Tony says:
    June 24, 2014 03:15 pm
    Pomposity at its best....why are you depending on the results of other teams to make last 16 asomoah????
  • NII-BI says:
    June 24, 2014 03:17 pm
    Jeff, you sound very immature!!! How come that some of you like your kind are refusing to grow up! I hope you are not only 7yrs old of age?!?
  • Kwabena says:
    June 24, 2014 03:20 pm
    Too much mouth ,give us AFCON , don't you know that we're getting old supporting you guys but nothing has come our way.This time we're serious bring the AFCON to Ghana,
  • banger says:
    June 24, 2014 03:41 pm
    I wonder what is wrong with ghanasoccenet staff?They publish any rubbish without reading it .FOOLS
  • Obomuaku says:
    June 24, 2014 03:53 pm
    Shussh asamoah,if so why are we in this precarious situation where we Hv to depend on the results of other team?????
  • Benito says:
    June 24, 2014 04:31 pm
    Jeff I see you still have the stone age mentality in this 21st century.I can see your hatred because your national team is disgrace to Africa and the world at large.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    June 24, 2014 05:12 pm
    Another bastard called Jeff...
  • Abena says:
    June 24, 2014 05:26 pm
    @Jeff This site is called GHANAsoccernet, a website where you can find information about the Ghanaian team. If you have a problem with the blackstars or ghanaians in general, please do yourself and others a huge favour and dont comment! The amount of ridiculousness in you comment is too much. Instead of using your time wisely by being positive and productive, you use it by being a troll on a website... I really pity you Jeff, OT I really hope that Ghana can make it through to the next round, Only if the blackstars had beat the US, they wouldnt be in this situation... Lets hope for the best, the next round is theoretically possible!
  • Johnny says:
    June 24, 2014 06:43 pm
    Luis Suarez bites again!
  • Steve says:
    June 24, 2014 06:51 pm
    Ghana what Hv you done to Suarez...he 'a slowly turning into a dog.
  • Nana Adwoa T. Kese says:
    June 24, 2014 07:18 pm
    some Ghanaian males and insults water dey pass. Why are you all insulting Jeff for saying the obvious, even if he had a hidden agenda; Germany is not going to beat USA NEVER for Ghana to have a pass, USA can never score 3 against Germany on a world cup stage (please don't remind me about their 4:3 friendly). And, what is the gurantee that Ghana is going to beat Portugal 2 or 3: 0 with such a bankrupt technical bench. We had two opportunities to put ourself in a good position on the table and our tactically clueless coach messed it up. Now, those bedroom pundits who get piss off for hearing or reading this I am sorry but we're going HOME period unless a single player disagree with his team in this case Jerome Boateng but he will sit out on this one. Asamoah Gyan let the green turf and the round white thing do the talking and pray, because your mouth will not score a goal. MY SALUTE TO THE TEAM SIR, EXCLUDING THE COACH. Adios
  • Troy says:
    June 24, 2014 07:24 pm
    Just Keep Quiet! Asamoah Gyan. You and your coach couldn't even Beat USA. Now that we are coming home that you want to show you can play.
  • jojo says:
    June 24, 2014 07:44 pm
    now we have a man dog on football
  • philip says:
    June 24, 2014 07:49 pm
    I have confidence in the boys that they can qualify from this difficult group despite all the negative things Jeff Co are saying. Go - go black stars.
  • Turf Manager says:
    June 24, 2014 08:15 pm
    Boko Haram bring back our girls and take away the Black Stars.
  • jeff says:
    June 24, 2014 08:37 pm
    Kukuuphily and nii nonsence,You guys are yet to pay big time here in cape town.just wait viva southern Region
  • Janet says:
    June 24, 2014 08:42 pm
    Again I am stressing that you keep defence in front of our goalkeeper all times, with at you are safe. Defense!!! Defense!!! Defense!!!. A word to the wise is enough. Defense!!!
  • Houston says:
    June 25, 2014 01:39 am
    I believe we are not out yet. There will be a miracle someway somehow to see us qualify for the round of 16. Mark my words!!!!!!! Go BlackStars! Go Ghana!! Go Africa!!!
  • mikron says:
    June 25, 2014 02:04 am
    lol they said they will beat the USA, that the US is a cheap team, a non footballing nation, hahahahaha, even bragging to beat portugal, ok o, tomorrow is by the corner we shall see how they will beat this angry portuguese team 3-0 like some fools here are already calculating. 3-0?
  • Yaw says:
    June 25, 2014 09:37 am
    That's why Ghanaweb got a whole heap of people when it comes to commenting. Why? Because they don't delete anybody's comment. A total freedom of speech, seeing. Out here is different. Made a comment yesterday about some of our players talking too much in camp due to lack of discipline, and today i pass by to check other comments only to find out that mine has been deleted. Pathetic!! Making constructive criticism is not allowed here? That/s what is affecting Ghana's development today. The country seems to be stagnant or even moving backwards because of attitudes like these. Unbelievable!!
  • GHANAarmedROBBER says:
    June 25, 2014 10:49 am
    I agree with you 100%....some fans are just naive......any criticism against the team is met with a back lash of insults.....even when it is clear we only have individual players but no team
  • GHANAarmedROBBER says:
    June 25, 2014 11:00 am
    Truth is bittyer but it must be told.....thanks @Nana for being truthful....dont mind all these internet coaches who cant see between their noses and die hard support for our team that is not up there
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 25, 2014 12:14 pm
    If only the coach will put the right blend of players on the field they could really open up Portugal for at least 4 goals. If the coach insists on Jordan instead of Waris then Ghanaian hearts will be broken. If the Coach plays to his strength which is the midfield the game will be over quickly in favor of the Black Stars. If the coach insists on playing K Asamoah in defense then Ghanaian hearts will be broken. If on the other hand Coach Appiah plays to his strength, 5 midfielders; K Asamoah, Dede, Acquah, KPB and Atsu. Naturally Dede, K Asamoah, Acquah and Atsu all track back to help the defense. Gyan and Waris in attack, this is one of the fastest pair at the World Cup. Afful left full back Sumaila center full back and Inkoom right full back then Ghana will be able to score all the goals they need and then wait the result of Germany vs USA.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 25, 2014 12:16 pm
    The starters are doing a great job but this is a tournament and fresh legs make a huge difference.
  • jeff says:
    June 25, 2014 10:47 pm
    hassan fool,do not talk about zambia just panick about your worthles ghana.southern region is the most united one and infact we will be a continent on our own soon beause we dont wnt to be part of corrupt west region. viva SA VIVA ZAMBIA VIVA MALAWI VIVA ANGOLA VIVA MOZAMBIQUE VIVA MADAGASKA VIVA ZIMBABWE VIVA BOTSWANA VIVA DRC VIVA LESOTHO VIVA SWAZI NATION VIVA GREAT SOUTHERN REGION VIVA THE SECOND CONTINENT
  • jeff says:
    June 25, 2014 10:50 pm
    Coach,if you are master in vocabulary why not train your fellow ghanians to speak straight and clear english than that which ends with oooo in all your words.