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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wary of Burkina defence in AFCON clash

Published on: 06 February 2013

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is wary of the disciplined Burkina Faso defence ahead of their semi-final clash of the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Gyan, who has been the Black Stars sole striker in this tournament so far, has rated the Stallions defence as one of the best in the tournament.

The Burkinabes have conceded just one goal in the four matches they have played in the tournament so far.

The Ghana captain says the Stallions will be tough in defence as they have been so far in the competition.

"They are composed and do not give space. I think the Burkina Faso defense is one of the in the competition," said Gyan.

Ghana fought hard to beat Cape Verde 2-0 in the quarter finals but Gyan says they will have to up their game to beat the Stallions.

“We did not play well against Cape Verde and I think we won because of our experience. We have to improve from that,” he said.

The Ghanaians are seeking relive their 1982 moment when they lifted their African title.


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  • selfmade says:
    February 06, 2013 04:36 am
    Ghana first triumph in afcon came in 1963,50 yrs go and her last was in 1982,31 yrs ago and Ethiopia was there!!! This is Ghana first afcon in odd yrs and Ethiopia makes a return after 31 years!!! Base on this,i can confidently say that Ghana will win this afcon!!! History always repeats itself and nothing can stop ghana!!! Ghana will win the cup comes february the 10th.... viva the revolutionciooooooooo!!!!
  • ERIC ABBAN says:
    February 06, 2013 04:38 am
    dont dispirit ghanafo, mr gyan
  • imranus says:
    February 06, 2013 05:04 am
    Ishaa Allahu,Ghana will win against Burkina Faso.
  • selfmade says:
    February 06, 2013 05:08 am
    Ghana won her last afcon in 1982,libya, which was the 13th Africa cup of nations and ethiopia was there and after 31 yrs absence,Ethiopia finally made it in 2013(remember the no 13 there) and Ghana won it fourth Africa cup of nations in 13th Africa cup of nations!!! Amazing!!! After 31 yrs,Ghana has not won it again and Ethiopia did not qualified to all the Africa cup of nations and strangely qualified in 2013 after participated in the 13th edition of afcon and the start of new afcon in odd yrs!!! Food for thought!!!! Maybe the football gods favour Ghana now!!! This is the first time after 31 yrs that Ghana has produced a player with three goals just like George alhassan who was the top scorer during 1982 edition with three goals!!! Upon all these yrs,it never happened!!!! ... in 1982,Ghana has a ghanaian coach,ck Gyamfi whose last name ... gyamfi add up to six whiles appiah also add up to six!!!! Viva the revolutionciooooooo!!!
  • selfmade says:
    February 06, 2013 05:16 am
    Ghana won it last afcon in 1982 which is 31 yrs ago and that truimphant was the 13 edition of the African cup of nations!!!! 13 reverse is 31!!!! 3+1= 4!!!! Ghana has won the cup four times!!! Viva the revolutioncioooooooooo!!!!
  • Joburg says:
    February 06, 2013 06:53 am
    And Burkina Faso is going to win it for the very first after making the finals for the very first time.History will repeat itself for the 3rd place between Ghana and Mali.
  • MackLicking says:
    February 06, 2013 07:13 am
    Ghana should watch out in today’s match. Because we have been losing our entire 5th match starting from 2008 when playing a tournament. In AFCON 2008 hosted by Ghana, we were trash by one (1) goal to nil by Cameron. (07/02/2008) That was our 5th match. In AFCON 2010 hosted by Angola we lost to Egypt by one (1) goal to nil in the final after Togo were pulled out in the group stage. (31/01/2010) That was our 5th match. In South Africa 2010 World Cup we lost to Uruguay on penalties. That was our 5th match. (02/07/2010). Just last year in Equatorial Guinea/ Gabon we lost to Zambia by one (1) goal to nil. That was our 5th match of the tournament. (08/02/12). We have lost four (4) continues tournament and today is the 5th time in our 5th game. As we are looking forward for our 5th Nation Cup trophy. Are we going to stop this history or history is going to repeat itself..???? Hmm we are behind you BLACK STARS. GO BLACK STARS GO…. Compiled by Donny MacLicking>>>>+233241659194 for more details ..Text don;t call
  • KWAME PITO says:
    February 06, 2013 03:02 pm
    HAHAHAA The mathmaticians are out. What does the numbers say? sumone help me.
  • Prophet of doom says:
    February 07, 2013 03:23 am
    GHANA DON GO ! Hahahahaha