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2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan vows to stop United States for the third time

Published on: 29 March 2014
Asamoah Gyan scored against the United States at the 2010 World Cup

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan is confident Ghana will be third time lucky when they cross swords with Jurgen Klinsman’s USA in Brazil this June.

The in-form forward revealed that meeting the same side in the same competition for the third consecutive time raises the stakes when the two clash on June 16 in Natal.

Ghana have triumphed in the first two meetings – in Germany and when South Africa hosted the World festival in 2010.

He indicated in an interview that the two defeats seemed to have motivated the Americans, and they would not wish to fall for the third consecutive time to the same side.

However, Gyan said the Black Stars are aware of the American threat and are fired up for that particular encounter.

“It’s a game we will approach with all seriousness. We have met twice and we triumphed on both occasions, so it is obvious they will be more aggressive this time, but we are bent on beating them again,” said Gyan.

Ghana are pitted against USA, Portugal and Germany in Group G of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum


  • keith from germany says:
    March 30, 2014 06:48 am
    Almost all games at the wc are close. Germany vs serbia was a close game,holland against brazil was a close game even the finals between spain n holland was more than close. No game comes at the wc for cheap. Portugal against spain was also a close game. Usa against algeria was also a close game. It doesnt realy matter how close a game is. The most important thing is to win and how you won it whether close,easy or defficult the win is the most important thing that matters because almost all the teams coming to the wc have quality.
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    March 29, 2014 08:33 pm
    Thank you,you took the words out of my mouth.a win is a win,if close game or not,
  • UnitedStatesOfAfrica says:
    March 29, 2014 07:48 pm
    That's the spirit to be in. More Vim More Vim
  • UnitedStatesOfAfrica says:
    March 29, 2014 07:50 pm
    Mumbi I feel deeply sorry for you, you clearly have some personal issues you need to sought out, you can pray for the downfall of Ghana all you want but know that your praying for the downfall of Africa's Heart.
  • selfmade says:
    March 29, 2014 03:54 pm
    Am scared of this particular match because all of our previous encounters has been extremely close! In our first encounter in Germany, it took a very soft penalty to best them and that particular penalty was dubious one!! In fact they dominated us during the second half and had a couple of wasted chances! In south Africa, it was more close and they came out of the block and dominated us thru out the second half with plenty wasted chances by misfiring altidore, Charles Dempsey and co!! In fact the united states were a much better side in south Africa and take took the game to us!! Luck was on our side that day and the united states game was one of the main reasons we lost to Uruguay because of the extra time! Our first half was poor against Uruguay becasus of fatigue from the USA extra time game! US now has a better team now and I can see extremely close game in Brazil and MAY GOD HELP US ALL!!
  • anokwale says:
    March 29, 2014 04:54 pm
    All of Ghana's games at WC are close. Ghana never wins easy or loses easy. One just has to be able to mentally handle the pressure.
  • nana says:
    March 29, 2014 05:37 pm
    Because Gh and Germany game was close it means we can beat them, right? Go watch the USA Gh game again , I live in USA and I know by his Grace we will beat them again.They are determined but they are not skillful like us. It will not be easy but we'll beat the the same margin
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    March 29, 2014 03:11 pm
    Why don't be sure, if people change then why cant it be Ghana that has change to be even better than 2010,WE ARE SURE, WE ARE GOING TO BE SURE TO BEAT THEM AGAIN, that's the only spirit that will carry us to victory.
  • Kumasi says:
    March 29, 2014 02:26 pm
    stupid zambian it's you the prostitute,you better go home and take care of your useless team.
  • Sansan says:
    March 29, 2014 01:16 pm
    Don't be so sure, just do all of your best , people change
  • Mumbi says:
    March 29, 2014 09:58 am
    @ 13:00hrs GMT, watch Zesco Utd Fc Hosting Madeama Fc at estadio d'la Levy stadiam in Ndola Zambia. Madeama has an advantage as they are carrying a 2-0 aggregate scoreline played in ghana last week.
  • bongo says:
    March 29, 2014 07:59 am
    I believed u, give us d winnig goals
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 29, 2014 08:55 am
    The countdown is them the Arab league is no fluke.
  • Mumbi says:
    March 29, 2014 09:47 am
    Sorry Gyan Usa will win this one, remember with concubines in your camp majority ghanaian players shall be too tired from sexual encounters b4 the games. If U stop taking prostitutes with u to tornaments, probably u can end u'r trophy drought in africa by 2025 Provided Caf doesn't increase the number of participating teams from 16 to 24 like eufa has done starting euro 2016.