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Avram Grant heaps praises on Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 10 January 2017

Ghana coach Avram Grant has described captain Asamoah Gyan as an amazing striker after the Ghana leading scorer came off the bench to bag the opener in the West African giants 2-0 friendly win over Uzbekistan giants Bunyodkor on Tuesday afternoon.

Gyan stepped out of the dug out to open the scoring for the Black Stars before wing-back Frank Acheampong sealed the win for the Black Stars.

The former Udinese and Sunderland striker has drawn praises from the former Chelsea manager who is under siege to win the AFCON title.

Gyan climbed off the bench to open the scoring for the Stars with his first touch of the ball before Frank Acheampong sealed the win for the Black Stars.

And, Grant has lavished praises on the 31-year-old Ghana leading scorer.

"Gyan is an amazing striker. Look at his stats compared to the minutes he played. His career is amazing so I'm not surprised he scored. He knows how to do it. He knows how to put the ball in the net," he told Sports360.

Ghana are gunning to end their 35-year wait to win an AFCON title and the former Sunderland striker would be key for the West African powerhouse.


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  • Truth Teacher says:
    January 11, 2017 12:21 am
    But where is his successor? Gyan won't be there for us forever. Which dependable striker can we depend on to boldly create their own legacies in pursuit of greatness? That's what this generation of upcoming players lack, the genuine desire to be great. Instead, money is what most of them see. I can understand where that is coming from as most grow up poor but they should be patient in pursuing money for their families. With fame comes the money. Who is hungry to score goals for us? I'm wishing this team the best but things must change in terms of how our players approach their own paths they are creating if indeed they want to be great and remembered like the likes of Abedi Peles, Tony Yeboahs, Stephen Appiahs, Michael Essien, and Asamoah Gyans.
  • Ages Aba says:
    January 11, 2017 01:35 am
    Well said truth teacher.!!! We have some strikers who are also eager to succeed like afore mentioned names the likes of Up and coming Dwamena maybe waris also put himself in a game hopefully Asifuah will develop well .for Jordan shd have know the tricks long time because he's got more game time with the black stars than any of the names I've mentioned. Hope they take their time to learn I instead of rushing and demonstrating for bonuses!!! God help us through this tournament AMEN!!!
  • Truth Teacher says:
    January 11, 2017 02:06 am
    @Ages Aba Amen! Very well said as well. They should take their time to learn and not rush as you said. It's why countries like Egypt and Uganda perform so well, because the players know they have something to gain from beating Ghana. All the exposure they need is their for the taking. Our Black Stars have been lingering far too long on our past glories. It's high time we develop our young ones and time that they fight for their legacy. Nothing will ever be handed to an African nation in this beautiful game, therefore the players must give 110% each time they put on the Black Star Jersey.
  • Independent says:
    January 11, 2017 02:19 am
    We hope Asamoah Gyan stays fit throughout the tournament. We need thrice as him to be clinical in the 18th yard box. My advise to coach Avram Grant is this: ------------------------------------------------------------------ Jordan Ayew is indeed a good player but he is much effective operating from the left wing. Please do not use him as a striker as he is not that good in scoring goals but use him to break down defenses and create chances for others. Thanks.
  • Ages Aba says:
    January 11, 2017 06:17 am
    Well said @ truth teacher and independent . That is what you've said independent the coach should know better oooooo hmmmm. He shd not be used as a striker maybe Tepketey and Asifuah can support when Gyan is not around but we strongly pray that he stay fit throughout the tournament.