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Historic Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan wants to go all the way

Published on: 13 June 2013
Asamoah Gyan

If you were Asamoah Gyan, how would you be feeling, now that you are reportedly the country’s highest scorer, ever?

Pretty pleased with yourself, most likely.

But the Stars captain is taking things calmly at the team’s Chloorkop training base in Johannesburg, South Africa.

That’s according to the communications director of the GFA, Ibrahim Sannie.

“He’s reacted to it with some calmness and level headedness. I think that he doesn’t want the feat to get into his head. The immediate task is to get Ghana to the World Cup in 2014.”

Gyan officially became Ghana’s all-time top scorer after scor ing two goals against Sudan last Friday at the Al-Merreikh Stadium in Ombdurman.

He scored in each half of the World Cup qualifier to beat Abedi Pele’s reported record of 33 goals.

“One striking thing he said was that ‘If at this age I’ve been able to achieve this, I will be able to go all the way and set new standards’”

“So it looks like he is now bent on extending what records he’s set.”

Ghana leave South Africa later in the week for Maseru.

Source: Supersport


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • GH Panther says:
    June 13, 2013 12:54 pm
    i can still recall all e insults and criticism he faced in2006. unbelievable wat one can achieve with sheer determination. congrats and keep going 'baby jet'.
  • gwegwes says:
    June 13, 2013 09:11 am
    we behind u, raise de bar higher dan ever
  • Sam Praise says:
    June 13, 2013 09:26 am
    ASAMOAH GYAN holds the record of the youngest player to have scored in the black stars, in a world cup qualifier against Somailia in Accra, he also holds the record of the first Ghanian to score for Ghana in the world cup, he holds the record of the quickest goal in that tournament, he's the first Ghanian to score on Wembley's hallowed turf, he's just one goal shy of Roger Milla's most goals scored by an African in the world cup, at the moment, he's the all time scorer in U.A.E league, and now, Ghana's all time leading scorer. After all this feats, there is no better way to keep climbing than to remain cool, calm and calculated. He was almost shaking the world in South Africa, I know one day, this guy will make us proud! CONGRATS BABY JET 3!
  • b4world says:
    June 13, 2013 10:16 am
    much respect 2 BABY JET ASAMOAH GYAN,he was once a part time striker but now a FULLY METAL JACKET,he can't keep this up my brother,