Video: Devastated Asamoah Gyan 'upset and disappointed' after Black Stars AFCON exit

Video: Devastated Asamoah Gyan 'upset and disappointed' after Black Stars AFCON exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is disappointed by the Black Stars early AFCON exit following defeat to Comoros
  • The four times African champions were bundled out of the tournament from the group stage for the first time since 2006
  • An emotional Gyan reacted angrily to the performance of the team at the tournament in Cameroon

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana's all time leading scorer, has reacted to the Black Stars' abysmal performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Ghana for the first time since 2006, have been eliminated from the group stages of AFCON after losing to debutants Comoros on Tuesday night.

Gyan, who works with South Africa's SuperSport TV channel, expressed disappointment, describing the team's display as 'not-Ghanaian'.

Asamoah Gyan in the studios of SuperSport. SOURCE: Twitter/ @SuperSportTV @ghanasoccernet
Video: Devastated Asamoah Gyan 'upset and disappointed' after Black Stars AFCON exit. SOURCE: Twitter/ @SuperSportTV @ghanasoccernet
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"Well I am devastated and shocked. You cannot win a game with this attitude," he said on SuperSport.
"I saw the real Ghana when we were one man down. They try to give everything which was good but it was enough. We didn't have a sense of urgency throughout the tournament.
"I am a bit upset because why do you have to push when you have ten men on the pitch."

The Black Stars leave the competition with only a point, the first time in the country's AFCON history. Ghana has won at least a game in it's 22 appearances at the tournament.

The four times African champions will now have to wait for another two years to try their hands on winning the competition.

The four times African champions last won the tournament in 1982, and have since been close three times, reaching the finals in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

Ghana coach misses Asamoah Gyan

Earlier, reported that, Black Stars head coach, Milovan Rajevac misses former captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan, as his team struggles to score at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Serbian trainer worked with Asamoah Gyan between 2008 to 2010, during his first stint in charge of the Black Stars, and the two helped Ghana reached the finals of the competition in 2010 and the quarter finals of the World Cup in the same year.

Ahead of Tuesdays game against Comoros Island, Milovan Rajevac admitted the 2010 squad could count of Gyan for the goals.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.