Soccer News of Sunday, 18 May 2014


Akunnor, Inkoom back Gyan lead Ghana to success in Brazil

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan will play a big role as the Black Stars aim to improve on a quarter-final finish from the last World Cup, CK Akunnor and Samuel Inkoom have predicted.

Gyan is one of Africa’s most prolific strikers with 39 goals from 77 internationals—one goal shy of the country’s all-time record.

The 28-year-old is also a part-time music star who goes by the nickname ‘Baby Jet,’ a boxing promoter, as well as martial arts fighter and classic car collector.

Former Ghana captain CK Akunnor said Gyan is as much a talisman for the Black Stars as Didier Drogba for Ivory Coast.

“His leadership qualities are there for all to see and his influence on the team is like that of Didier Drogba on the Ivorian team,” said Akunnor.

“His form is imperious with the Stars and will again play a key role if we are to have a good World Cup campaign.”

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom also backed Gyan to shine in Brazil.

“Asamoah Gyan has always delivered for the Black Stars and I know he will do same in Brazil,” the Platanias defender predicted.

“He was good in Germany, better in South Africa and I believe he will be fantastic in Brazil too.”