Sporting activities Information of Monday, 24 June 2019
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s file man. He is a legend. He is popular and unarguably the most iconic among this latest era. He has been the image of the Black Stars the last ten years. At 33, he carries on to split new barriers to even more cement his famous status.
He retains the history for the most goals by an African in the history of the FIFA Earth Cup – 6 aims in three editions (2006, 2010, 2014).
His spot in the squad for the Complete Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019 was in doubt at some point immediately after a below par year by his criteria with Turkish giants Kayserispor, mainly owing to recurring injuries. But he produced the slice just after to begin with declining to make himself obtainable, following an intervention by Ghana President Nana Akufo Addo. He has now been elevated to the situation of ‘General Captain’.
Another milestone in waiting around
At the twilight of his job, Gyan is at the AFCON finals for the seventh time in a row. He has been in the Black Stars squad at just about every edition since 2008, captaining the aspect in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
On his prior six appearances, ‘Baby Jet’ as he is fondly named has 8 aims to title from 29 matches and reaching the final on two instances – 2010 and 2015, dropping to Egypt and Cote d’Ivoire respectively. He has scored in just about every version he has showcased equalling the file of Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya and Cameroon icon Samuel Eto’o.
On the other hand, Gyan can rewrite the textbooks this expression. If he manages to obtain the back again of the internet, he will turn into the to start with participant ever to score in seven successive editions of the AFCON. It is not further than him as he has damaged various documents because earning his debut in 2003 at 17 decades.
His 29 matches at the AFCON is still a further Ghanaian report at the finals of the flagship continental occasion.
Housed in Ismaila-primarily based Team F with the likes of Benin and Guinea-Bissau, a great deal will be predicted of Gyan and his colleagues to stop Ghana’s look for for the elusive fifth continental title and the initially considering the fact that 1982.
Gyan matches at the AFCON
2008 (4 matches)
Ghana 2-1 Guinea (Team Stage)
Ghana 1- Namibia (Team Phase)
Ghana 2- Morocco (Team Stage)
Ghana 2-1 Nigeria (Quarter Finals)
2010 (5 matches)
Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 Ghana (Group Phase)
Ghana 1- Burkina Faso ((Team Stage)
Angola -1 Ghana (Quarter Finals)
Ghana 1- Nigeria (Semi-Finals)
Egypt 1- Ghana (Remaining)
2012 (5 matches)
Ghana 1- Botswana (Group Stage)
Ghana 2- Mali (Team Phase)
Ghana 1-1 Guinea (Team Phase)
Ghana 2-1 Tunisia (Quarter Finals)
Zambia 1- (Semi-Finals)
2013 (6 matches)
Ghana 2-2 DR Congo (Team Phase)
Ghana 1- Mali (Team Phase)
Ghana 3- Niger (Group Phase)
Ghana 2- Cape Verde (Quarter Finals)
Ghana 1-1 Burkina Faso (Semi-Finals)
Mali 3-1 Ghana (Third Place)
2015 (4 matches)
Ghana 1- Algeria (Team Phase)
South Africa 1-2 Ghana (Team Phase)
Ghana 3- Guinea (Quarter Finals)
Cote d’Ivoire – (9-8pen) Ghana (Last)
2017 (5 matches)
Ghana 1- Uganda (Group Stage)
Ghana 1- Mali (Team Phase)
Egypt 1- Ghana (Team Phase)
Cameroon 2- Ghana (Semi-Finals)
Burkina Faso 1- Ghana (Third Put)