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Asamoah Gyan wants to win 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

Published on: 03 July 2011

By Akeyereko Frimpong-Manson

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says winning the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations is top on his wish list for next season.

Gyan, named Sports Writers Association of Ghana Personality of the Year on Sunday, has not played in Ghana's last two qualifiers due to suspension.

But believes the team will qualify and have the credentials of winning in the tournament to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next January.

"I know we will qualify for the tournament and winning it is very important for the team. We must win it at all cost," Gyan said.

The 25-year-old Sunderland striker is the top scorer in the current Black Stars set up with 26 goals.

Ghana have not won the African Nations Cup since 1982 and came close this year in Angola but lost 1-0 to a solid Egypt side in the final.


  • Moores says:
    July 03, 2011 08:50 pm
    Ghana will wait another 50 years before they can think of winning it, Nigeria will win the next 5 African cup of nations.
  • fredrich says:
    July 03, 2011 10:20 pm
    u probably are dreaming better wake up for Ghana is the team of the moment
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    July 04, 2011 01:13 am
    Hahaha these pompous Nigerians are here again,please here is a Ghanaian website not Naija website so why don't you mind your own business.We've won the nations cup 4 times you've only won it twice so whats your beef here?Hate it or love it GH is the team of the moment.