Soccer News of Thursday, 10 January 2013

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku / 90 MINUTES

Asamoah Gyan: We'll die for Ghana

National team captain, Asamoah Gyan has assured President John Mahama and Ghanaians that all his Black Stars teammates are prepared to put down their lives for the country, all in the bid to win that elusive 5th Cup of Africa Nations title.

Gyan leads Ghana into a major tournament for the first time at the 29th continental showpiece which begins next weekend in South Africa with the Black Stars paired in Group B alongside DR Congo, Mali and Niger.

Ghanaian expectations are very high as the quest to end the now 31 year wait for silverware reaches a crescendo and every of 25 million Ghanaians are looking forward to nothing than to see the national team lift the Africa Cup on February 10 in Johannesburg.

It is a wish for which Gyan insists they will fight with all their might.

“The President has done a lot to inspire us in the past and we never got the chance so I will use this opportunity to thank you for all the good work you’ve been doing for the Black Stars,” Gyan said when the Black Stars called on President Mahama at the Castle in Osu on Thursday January 3. The Ghana captain added: “We thank you very much and promise to work hard to win CAN 2013 for you and Ghanaians. Hopefully at the end of the tournament, we’ll come back with smiles on our faces.”

Asamoah Gyan continued: “The coach has selected his best team for the tournament and all the players are prepared to die for the country. We’ll go to South Africa and make every Ghanaian very proud.

“It’s been a long while since Ghana won the cup and this time we promise to bring the cup home to make everybody proud and happy.”Credit: