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Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

New Black Stars players will help us in Egypt - Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars general captain, Asamoah Gyan, believes that the debutants in the team have the potential to help the team greatly during the 2019 AFCON.

Samuel Owusu, Kwabena Owusu, Caleb Ekuban, Joseph Aidoo and Kasim Nuhu are heading to their first Nations Cup tournament after they made Kwesi Appiah’s final squad.

Gyan says a combination of the skills of the new players and the experience of the rest of the squad will be helpful for the Black Stars in the face of a challenging tournament.

“It is an all round team and these new boys are hungry and ready to make the nation proud. They showed some good skills against South Africa and that is good for the team. We will support them with our experience and we will see what happens.

The tournament will not be easy and it is longer than before. We will have to play about seven games and it will not be easy. In addition, it will be hot in Egypt in terms of the weather.

But we will make sure we push harder. We are about to end our training camp and we will be ready for Egypt. The fans should keep praying for us and hopefully, we will get there and do what we do best.”

Ghana will open its campaign on June 25 against Benin in Ismaily before facing Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau in their final two group games.