Sports News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Black Stars coach Avram Grant has tagged Captain Asamoah Gyan as Ghana’s greatest striker after the leading scorer came off the bench to score the opener in the team’s 2-0 friendly win over Uzbekistan giants Bunyodkor on Tuesday afternoon.
Gyan’s introduction from the bench revitalized the energy of the team till he scored for the Stars with his first touch of the ball before 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.
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 is 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.
Black Stars XI against Bunyodkor:
Fatau Dauda/Razak Briamah
Harrison Afful /Andy Yiadom
Baba Rahman/Samuel Tetteh
John Boye/Edwin Gyimah
Jonathan Mensah/Daniel Amartey
Mubarak Wakaso/Ebenezer Ofori
Christian Atsu/Afriyie Acquah
Emmanuel Agyemang Badu/Thomas Partey
Bernard Tekpertey/Ebenezer Assifuo
Jordan Ayew/Asamoah Gyan
Andre Ayew/Frank Acheampong