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Asamoah Gyan is determined to win AFCON, says brother Baffour

Published on: 26 July 2014
Asamoah Gyab

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is bent on ending the country’s trophy drought by winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, according to his elder brother and ex-international Baffour.

The Black Stars last won a major silverware at the 1982 finals in Libya-which happened to be a fourth continental title.

Since then it has been a long chain of heartbreaks for the Ghanaian fan after losing the 1992 and 2010 finals to Ivory Coast and Egypt respectively.

In 2008, Ghana hosted the tournament but settled for bronze after losing to Cameroon in the semi-final.

Ghana have reached the semi-final stage of the last two editions of the Nations Cup finals in Gabon and Equatorial and South Africa.

Gyan took over the Black Stars captaincy in 2012 and for his elder brother Baffour, the UAE-based player is determined to end the long wait for a title.

“We have been through a lot in recent times. Gyan is a very focused individual and he listens to me lot and I will always praise him for his mental toughness,” Baffour, a former Slovan Liberec player told

“One of his prayers is to be able to win the AFCON with the Black Stars and am sure God will grant him that soon.

“He enjoys playing his football and he always makes his football do the talking for him and I feel that is the most important thing.”

Gyan recently signed a new for year deal with his club Al Ain that will keep him in the Arab Peninsula and dash all rumors linking him to clubs in Europe.


This article has 10 comment(s), give your comment
  • benny says:
    July 26, 2014 06:40 am
    Let Gyan keep dreaming.Ghana chance of a cup would be get a proper coach. AA has failed miserably.Ghana would not qualify for Afcon with AA in charge . John boye will guarantee any team one goal.Pathetic......
  • Tony says:
    July 26, 2014 09:02 am
    Ghana lacks the required mental strength to win a 16 AFCON tournament. Secondly AA is clueless and does not Hv a first 11 and keeps experimenting all the time.
  • Big mouth says:
    July 26, 2014 09:12 am
    Gyan go to hell with your fucking coach AA. Keep dreaming....**** you!!
  • Ansong says:
    July 26, 2014 04:54 am
  • pepper says:
    July 26, 2014 05:30 am
    **** you Baffour Gyan.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    July 26, 2014 07:12 pm
    GFA and experimental specialist coach Appiah should be prepared to be carrged for causing financial loss to the state if they fail to win AFCON
  • kuukuphilly says:
    July 26, 2014 12:22 pm
    This Is not new to us gyan,u always talk talk talk and still come up empty So please Just hand the armband to Dede and maybe we might Win something..
  • Zambia Soccerman says:
    July 26, 2014 01:13 pm
    Mweene will not let you score so how are going to win? Mxxm
  • Ghanaman says:
    July 26, 2014 02:42 pm
    Stop winning trophies in the media and do it on the pitch please.We're now tired of these empty promises that you fail to fulfil every AFCON tournament....last time we Ghana I was only 7 months. Talk talk talk talk is cheap .
  • nab says:
    July 26, 2014 03:22 pm
    Gyan, please don't **** around with us because we are fucking sick of all these blablabla and always the same zero result on the field. I am very disappointed with your leadership in Brazil although your individual skills have never been questioned. How are you going to win the Nation's cup when the motivation of majority of the players is to make money rather than dying for mother Ghana. I sometimes wonder what the hell is going on for 32 years without a trophy but still these players don't consider that as a shame to the nation. In addition, while Germany were kissing the world cup trophy even giving up their bonuses to charities, our players on other hand, were busy kissing money!!!!!! kissing pussy!!!!!! enjoying in Ada river. Gyan, i think it is time to give the captain arm band to never say die Dede and let see how that goes. As for Boye, he is a karate player not a soccer player. I pray for Vorsah to be fit. I salute John mensah and Vorsah for the way they organized our defense in South Africa. God bless you