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Asamoah Gyan eyes Nigeria scalp in next month's friendly

Published on: 14 July 2011

Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan has aimed to continue Ghana's dominance over Nigeria in the 9 August international friendly.

The Super Eagles will attempt a win over the Black Stars in five years at Vicarage Stadium when the two giants renew their rivalry in a Fifa international friendly game.

The Sunderland ace, who scored the solitary goal that separated the two sides in the quarter-finals of the 2010 Nations Cup in Angola, has promised another stellar performance.

"There is a big rivalry between Ghana and Nigeria. They will try to win this time but we are also upbeat about our chances. Let’s see what God will do. We will win," He told Accra-based Peace FM.

Nigeria have not beaten Ghana since Taiye Taiwo scored from a screamer in the Group D opener of the 2006 Nations Cup in Egypt.

Gyan, 25, is the top scorer in the Black Stars with 26 goals from 48 caps.


This article has 16 comment(s), give your comment
  • Dope says:
    July 17, 2011 07:47 am
    @Capstone, JUST GO TO HELL, LOSER.
  • Kofi Africa says:
    July 14, 2011 03:06 pm
    Lets keep dominating Niaja senior team for the 4th time.
  • Capstone says:
    July 14, 2011 03:16 pm
    The England friendly will mark the beginning of Ghana's fall against Nigeria. Everyday is not Christmas. As I said yesterday in the caption already deleted from this web, history will fade away at the end of 90 minutes on August 9, that word "dominance" will be reversed in Nigeria's favour. Dominance in African soccer is season by season. For instance, Ghana used to rule Africa in 70s and early 80s; but Cameroon took over in the 80s and reigned till 1990 precisely. Nigeria took over in 1994 and reigned till year 2000, then Egypt took over till 2010. Ghana was in the coma for about 8 years and only resurrected in 2006. Mark my words, the pendulum of African soccer dominance is already swinging back to Nigeria's direction and the August 9 friendly against Ghana will mark the beginning. Till then, I reserve my further comments.
  • Kofi Africa says:
    July 14, 2011 03:23 pm
    Hey shut up and wait and lets see what happens and i hear Nigeria football is down hope Ghana beat u 7-0 this time. hahaha
  • 21 guns says:
    July 14, 2011 04:43 pm
    @captone nigeria female team grace football to be a bascket ball when the German female team trashed naija super chikensfemale team 8 zero in a friendly game [] any way comming august will be another bascket ball day for nigeria . amen
  • capstone says:
    July 14, 2011 03:32 pm
    Kofi Africa or what did you call yourself, did you say 7-0? Are you still dreaming? Do you think we are still in the 60s (dark age)? No, No. Football is now scientific. Or do you think it is basketball? I am not predicting 7-0, but that Nigeria 3 - Ghana 0. Watch out!
  • emanuelusa says:
    July 14, 2011 04:45 pm
    please nigeria would be lucky just to tie with ghana. shut up capstone. we beat u in african cup of nation we beat u in the last friendly. And now we are even stronger. hahahahha dont make me laugh. U WILL SEE ON AUGUST 9 THAT GHANA IS THE BETTER TEAM AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN
  • mickey says:
    July 14, 2011 05:45 pm
    ghana will trash them again.
  • Kofi Africa says:
    July 14, 2011 05:57 pm
    Look my African brother from another mother Ghana has gotten stronger and stronger and its like where the dream team of Africa alongside of Ivory Coast , Egypt, Cameroon, and Sudan ( Small teams like that are getting bigger) but there is no way u guys are gonna beat us b cause were too good for ya and our players are young. The only way Naija can beat us unless the park is dirty and keep ur park clean we want Africa clean. Last of all yeah were not back in the 60's so lets say London 4-1 , Ghana 2-1, Angola 1-0, and maybe my prediction 4-0 or 2-1. Where gonna keep dominating ya till the bones rot and good luck in the olympics and plz make Africa proud and don't think about Niaja only.
  • Bemol says:
    July 14, 2011 08:18 pm
    @captone whatever what hav they done in recent times? Lost to guinea in conakry,draw wit etiopia,lost to ghana team b at the just concluded nations cup these fact are by u scientific. 4 0 i predict.
  • lucan says:
    July 14, 2011 08:58 pm
    fools looooool beat Naija again? u played an ill-prepared,under-strength,and overhyped team devoid of our classy strikers and defenders and got a deserved 4-1 victory...and you fu***cking telling me it will happen again? thanks to the top league players the Naija coach is introducing for the damn friendly Ghana go chop better cane! xpect 5-1 charlies!
  • size 2 says:
    July 14, 2011 09:31 pm
    silence thm as the way you did to them in angola with the under 20 team..
  • kwame Naa Gbewa says:
    July 14, 2011 09:45 pm
    hey lucan I hope you eat your EBA BEFORE the game Not AFTER the game because you would definitely lose appetite after the game. NAIJA WATCH OUT!!
  • lucan says:
    July 15, 2011 04:05 am
    Kwame loool we shall watch out man, meanwhile get your kenke ready as well cuz one of us will land in hospital for heart attack. Naija 4 life
  • capstone says:
    July 15, 2011 09:33 am
    I'll wait to see where all of you bragging now will hide your faces when Nigeria trashes you in London. Anyway, that is just a friendly match. The ultimate is to get ready to lift Cup of Nations trophy in 2012. Watch out!
  • Kay says:
    July 16, 2011 05:57 pm
    I hope that Ghanians would not eat their words on August 9.