Asamoah Gyan Posts Cryptic Message After Ghana's Collapse Against Mozambique at AFCON

Asamoah Gyan Posts Cryptic Message After Ghana's Collapse Against Mozambique at AFCON

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Asamoah Gyan has posted a cryptic video on social media
  • The Black Stars were held by Mozambique at AFCON 2023
  • Ghana are on the brink of elimination from the tournament

Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has reacted curiously after the Black Stars' calamitous performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire.

The four-time African champions are on the brink of elimination from the tournament after conceding twice in injury time to draw 2-2 with Mozambique on Monday.

Ghana is now depending on results from some other group-stage games to determine if they will stay in Ivory Coast.

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Asamoah Gyan made a curious social media post amid Ghana's struggles at AFCON 2023. Credit: @CAF_Online @GhanaBlackstars.
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Although Gyan has been keenly following the tournament, he has been quiet since the match ended at the Alassane Outarra Stadium in Abidjan.

However, on Tuesday afternoon, the 37-year-old posted a video suggesting he was always been the target when the team failed despite the sacrifice he made for the nation.

The video was accompanied by pondering and zipped lips emojis, as shared on social media, with the post aligning with his previous comments about his time with the Black Stars.

The Black Stars have not won a game at the Africa Cup of Nations since 2017, and are currently on an 11-game winless streak in the continental competition.

During Gyan's time with the Black Stars, Ghana reached the final of the competition twice before he was surprisingly stripped of the captaincy at the 2019 edition.

Ghana finished Group B of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with only two points from three matches, per Sky Sports and need a miracle to reach the knockouts.

Mozambique mars Ghana's AFCON hopes

Sports Brief previously reported that Mozambique scored two late goals to deny Ghana an automatic qualification spot in Group B of AFCON 2023.

Jordan Ayew's brace at either side of half-time was cancelled out by Geny Catamo and Reinildo Mandava in the thrilling contest held in Abidjan.

The Black Stars got off to a bright start after dominating the early exchanges, forcing the Mozambicans to make mistakes inside their own half.

Asamoah Gyan celebrates Mohammed Kudus

Sports Brief also reported that Gyan praised Mohammed Kudus after his brace heroics for Ghana in the game against Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Despite concerns about his fitness, the West Ham United forward still scooped the Man of the Match award after netting twice against the Pharaohs.

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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.