Gyan feeling the South African love

Published on: 10 August 2010

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says he is delighted to be back in South Africa ahead of the clash with Bafana Bafana.

The Black Stars meet Bafana at Soccer City on Wednesday - the same venue they controversially crashed out of the World Cup quarter-finals on penalties to Uruguay.

And even though Gyan missed a last-gasp penalty in regulation time of that clash - effectively costing his team's passage into the last-four - he insists he is happy to return.

"This is a great platform for us to say thank you South Africa for what you did for us during our stay," Gyan said on the Times Livewebsite.

"We were treated like kings by everybody here. We did well at the World Cup because of the support we got from South Africans and other fellow African brothers and sisters.

"I still have great memories of this country and my plan is to come on holiday here soon. I have never been treated so well in a foreign country."

Gyan added that he expects a tough test in the upcoming friendly, as did team-mate Andre Ayew who is likewise excited for the tie.

"It feels good to be back in South Africa and we are looking forward to doing well on Wednesday," Ayew said.

Comments

  • Jesse
    says: 9 years ago
    Thats great news.Gyan i hope you play and don't get any injuries because that will be bad for your career at this point in time.Hope Black Stars come out victorious with a 4 nil thumping of Bafana Bafana!
  • Nii Kwatei
    says: 9 years ago
    Sabacious, where are you?! Does someone have a link to the Ghana friendly and the CIV - Italy friendly?
  • Nii Kwatei
    says: 9 years ago
    Thanx man:D
  • keith from germany
    says: 9 years ago
    nii kwatei the link is www.atdhe.net.enjoy the game brother.
  • maxwell maccarthy
    says: 9 years ago
    Aw! the gr8 asamooooooowah we're looking 4ward to see ur gargantuan scoring and the dancing.........
  • Dr Villa
    says: 9 years ago
    ASHAWO BOY CONCENTRATE
  • tonto05
    says: 9 years ago
    can someboby please help out.....i wanna watch ghana vs south africa but dont know how and where....
  • ahoofe
    says: 9 years ago
    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY USELESS FRIENDLY MATCH THAT I WILL NOT WORRY MYSELF TO FOCUS ABOUT IT
  • tonto05
    says: 9 years ago
    aight say no more...lol....thanks.
  • naaoosie
    says: 9 years ago
    this ahoofe guy need deliverance for sure it seems he is mad