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Asamoah Gyan ends goal drought in Ghana's friendly win

Published on: 10 January 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Asamoah Gyan broke his goalscoring drought for Ghana in the 3-0 win over Egypt in a friendly match on Thursday.

The 27-year-old scored the third moments after coming on as a second half substitute to wrap up an impressive performance for the Black Stars in the preparatory game ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan has not scored a goal for the Black Stars since his sweet free kick in the 2-0 win over Mali at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Al Ain striker was indeed 18-days away from hitting a year of firing blank in a Ghana shirt.

The fact Gyan quit the national team temporarily for five months however helps his case.

He decided to ‘take a break’ from international football following an intense backlash for his penalty miss against Zambia in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

The Ghana captain has however been in sensational form for his UAE club this term where he has scored a staggering 21-goals in 13 games.

His return to scoring form for Ghana comes in a nick of time ahead of the commencement of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa where Gyan’s goals will be greatly needed to power the Black Stars to winning their first African title in 31-years.


  • Elijah says:
    January 13, 2013 10:40 pm
    You tooo much bros gyan
  • Addo Kwabena says:
    January 11, 2013 10:07 am
    well done BS. Pls kwadjo Asamoah can never be our left back. It is better 2 hav a 50% player at left back nd hav 100% player in midfield, than 2 hav 50% nd 50% in both departments. Let us encourage kissi boateng in dat position.
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    January 11, 2013 03:49 am
    He's really lost his spark ever since he moved to the GULF, compare his finishing to that of RBY's and you'll see a big difference in terms of accuracy, technique & composure. The Egyptian GK could have saved his effort if he'd done a lot more better, the truth hurts but trust me Gyan's potency in front of goal has declined massively ever since he left the EPL. It's no wonder that he's been a pale shadow of himself when playing for GH off late, I just hope that he prove me wrong in this AFCON.
  • Abis kola says:
    January 10, 2013 09:04 pm
    That's Great!
  • stadio2 says:
    January 10, 2013 08:49 pm
    Ghana dominated the game, and it will be nice if they will translate it into the tournament proper.
  • Jaja says:
    January 10, 2013 08:31 pm
    Wow, i'm surprised! 3-0! Did Egypt field their U20s team again? Or are we really that good?
  • yaw2 says:
    January 10, 2013 08:14 pm
    Asamoah Gyan is phsycally and stronger than ever.No more one goal project.Ghana can score goals now.
  • Kantoose says:
    January 10, 2013 09:47 pm
    its becos the boys are mostly unknown so the pharoahs did not know who to mark. they new boys are good. Atsu, RBY, wakaso, adomah, rabiu, clottey
  • KT says:
    January 10, 2013 09:49 pm
    Please, no need to be too happy. Its just a friendly game