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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan turns attention to 2018 World Cup

Published on: 28 June 2014
Asamoah Gyan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan believes the Black Stars will bounce back strongly and qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Africa's source of hope at the last two World Cup finals suffering a first round elimination at the on-going tournament in Brazil .

Ghana lost two of their Group G matches (against USA and Portugal) and drew 2-2 with Germany to finish at the foot of the table.

Gyan, who will be 32 in four years time, is optimistic they will be present for the finals to be hosted by Russia.

“No doubt about it. The fact is we’ve got a very young team, we’re still learning and we have a great future ahead of us,” Gyan told

“I’m one of the most experienced players in the team and I know we can come back and take the world by storm, just like we did in 2010. We’ve definitely got the talent to do that.

“Obviously I’d love to play in another World Cup.

“I’m 28 and I’m hoping to maintain my form over the next four years. If we qualify for Russia, it goes without saying that I want to be there. I hope God can protect me from injuries.”


This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • Adebayo says:
    June 28, 2014 05:52 pm
    You are protecting yourself from injury by playing in the UAE, Gyan! Doing the minimum and getting well paid! I have no problem with that but your leadership must improve and you must be prepared to give way to the younger strikers (and Ghana has potential in this area) and come off the bench like Drogba did in this world cup! Whatever your real age, it would be too old for 90 minutes of intense competitive soccer in 2018! The Serbian coaches built a system to suit your characteristics. AA has mixed it up and confused everyone! Ghana needs a coach that can now build a system to suit the younger faster strikers like Accam, Boakye, Jordan, Waris, Acheampong, Assifuah, Boateng (Italian) etec, etc!
  • access says:
    June 28, 2014 05:57 pm
    Blame Nyantakyi for ghana lost ...AA is a puppet ...nyantakyi must be killed or resign....Kwasia...
  • Mumbi says:
    June 28, 2014 06:13 pm
    Just start preparing 4 COSAFA CASTLE CUP.
  • Hakib High-guy says:
    June 28, 2014 06:28 pm
    [email protected],that cosafa castle cup will be represented with only Asante Kotoko players and they can win de cup....Thank God u still learn from Ghana....idiot..Aboa ba
  • Fiifi, Berlin says:
    June 28, 2014 06:36 pm
    Very good aim, but not as a the captain of the team! You also FAILED MISERABLY IN THAT ROLE LIKE YOUR COACH AA! Think over the whole issue again and you would realize the disrespect towards AA was indirectly also against you! You know money can't buy everything and captainship is not only assymbling the players to dance to your type of Azonto whenever the team scores, it entails more than that! If it is true that KPB insulted the coach in front of all of you players, why couldn't you step in to mediate or cool down tempers; OR WERE YOU SUPPORTING KPB IN SECRET OR KPB WASN'T LISTENING TO YOU ! OR were you behind this players revolt just to also gain more influence among the players! Why couldn't you interact with your coach and even the GFA management c'ttee and the minister around to stop this looming scandals and confrotation before they exploded???? More questions, but humbly you must also resign as the captain of the team , perhaps you would then have the clear mind to concentrate and target 2018! It is man who proposes but it is our Heavenyy Father who disposes!THE WHOLE HEAD WAS ROTTEN : FOR A NEW BEGINNING A COMPLETELY NEW AND FRESH HEAD IS THE ANSWER! KPB-SULLEY EPISODE WAS ONLY AN INEVITABLE BY-PRODUCT OF THE ROT AT GFA WHICH HAS UNFORTUNATELY SPILLED OVER INTO THE BLACK STARS, VERY VERY SAD INDEED!!!!
  • Emmanuel Appiah-kubi says:
    June 28, 2014 09:51 pm
    Gyan,masa, everything started from you, you as a captain, when the US team were running mountains before the WC, you were taking photographs with mayweather Jr. In luxury hotels and now you wants to Russia to repeating the same shit!! again, enjoy your money and don't even think about that idiot
  • Benne says:
    June 29, 2014 11:59 am
    Stop dreaming like we will never discover any better striker than you in the four years to come. Have you checked your age proper, you are no special lot be considered in 2018, even the Ronaldinho was rejected how much more you, so please save the dreams, see how diago forlan perform badly because of his age, so please we can waste our tax money on you in 2018 , start preparing to hand over the captainship to dede ayew because he deserve it better than you. You a flop, you only took motivation for dede ayew which I saw it on the pitch. Just surrender the captainship.
  • Don Wonney says:
    June 29, 2014 06:54 pm
    I no this wasn't black star best against Portugal. Whatever it was u guys didn't do ur best. You guy's promise to be loyal and faithful to our mother land but u fail us cos of money.
  • mobydick says:
    June 29, 2014 08:28 pm
    So when do u think u will retire? The team and its handlers failed the nation. You are all to blame. Have u had ur appearance money? U could all donate this to ur hometowns to build schools etc. U do not deserve this.
  • DeGaulle says:
    June 30, 2014 01:36 am
    You say you're 28? Is that your football age or your real age? I bet by next world cup you will be like Essien. More like 38 not 32 years. I don't blame you though. The only guys using their actual ages are Andrew and Jordan Ayew, KPB, Adam Kwarasey etc. Thank God for them. That's because they were born in more honest countries where they couldn't manipulate their ages. Unlike in Ghana. We Africans are so dishonest, corrupt and rotten to the core we even corrupt children before they're able make their own decisions. That needs to stop. Back when we were playing colts football in the 70s and early 80s it was not like that. What happened? God help us.
  • nana amoh says:
    June 30, 2014 10:45 am
    By God grace it shall be well stay blessed .Ghana will do well