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2014 World Cup: Ghana don't deserve early exit, says captain Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 22 June 2014
Asamoah Gyan scored Ghana's second in the 2-2 draw with Germany

By Ameenu Shardow

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Captain Asamoah Gyan believes it will be unfair for Ghana to exit the 2014 World Cup after the group stage due to the good form the team has began showing at the tournament.

The Black Stars have emerged as one of the toasts of the tournament being staged in Brazil following their thrilling 2-2 draw with European giants Germany on Saturday.

The impressive showing against the three-time winners was after a shocking 2-1 defeat to the United States which now leaves Ghana's continued stay in the competition in the hands of their Group G opponents.

The Black Stars must now hope that the USA fail to pick anymore points in the competition in their remaining two games against Portugal and Germany to remain in contention for qualification to the Round of 16.

But Asamoah Gyan who scored Ghana's second in their highly entertaining draw with Germany on Saturday in Fortaleza believes his team really deserve to remain in the tournament beyond the group phase.

“I will say football again is unfair [if Ghana exits after the group stage],” he told

“This a very good team and we play very good football as you saw today [against Germany].

“But we now have to wait and see, you have to be very honest here.

“Now we hope Portugal does us a favour and beat the USA so we remain in the tournament. This is part of football.”

Ghana hope to be going into the final Group G game against Portugal with all to fight for after an expected Portuguese win over the United States on Sunday.

The Black Stars have just a single point after two round of matches and now have a very slim but possible chance of progression.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Emma says:
    June 22, 2014 01:15 pm
    Don't forget Germany is going to draw with the US in the last game!
  • Viper says:
    June 22, 2014 02:01 pm
    Well,you must make sure of it then..
  • Carlos Danger says:
    June 22, 2014 02:13 pm
    Gyan should keep his mouth shut. Rather than working on his game with his team mates and breaking down film of the opponents he was distracting his team mates with the azonto dance and silly hair cuts. Klismann took an average team to the WC and won the game.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 22, 2014 02:39 pm
    "If wishes were horses beggars would ride", your Coach let you down by under estimating Klinsman and his second German National team, aka USA. By fielding a weak Black Stars team.
  • Boro says:
    June 22, 2014 02:49 pm
    Yes it will be indeed unfair and it is all because of JORDAN AYEW. I am so sad that he is actually a brother of Dede who is actually working so hard for the team. He should just pray that winning against the Germans is not in anyway part of the equation to have qualified us otherwise he has not received the wrath of Ghanaians yet i can promise him that.