Ghana can win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations without me: Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has said that Ghana is capable of winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) without him.

Asamoah Gyan

The 33-year-old is Ghana’s all-time top scorer and he has scored in every single AFCON competition since 2008.

Asamoah Gyan was, however, excluded from the Black Stars squad that played against Kenya and Mauritania in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and a friendly game, respectively.

But he believes Ghana have what it takes to end their long wait for a continental title without him.


“Ghana can win AFCON 2019 without me. Ivory Coast won the Africa Cup of Nations without Didier Drogba and France won the FIFA World Cup without their talisman Benzema,” he told Asempa FM.

“I have even been left off the bench in some Black Stars games before, so the decision resides with the coach to decide whether to select me for the Africa Cup of Nations or not.

“If I am not included in the team, I will support them anyway and if I go as a player who will start from the bench, I will motivate the young ones to give off their best”.


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