Ghana Legend Reflects on Black Stars Versus Nigeria Games, Brags About Record Against Super Eagles

Ghana Legend Reflects on Black Stars Versus Nigeria Games, Brags About Record Against Super Eagles

  • Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has bragged about his good record against the Super Eagles of Nigeria
  • The legendary striker has never lost to Nigeria during his playing days and hopes the Black Stars maintain that record
  • Ghana will face Nigeria in the first leg of their World Cup play-offs on Friday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium

Asamoah Gyan will hope the current Black Stars team can maintain his enviable record against the Super Eagles of Nigeria when the two sides meet on Friday in the World Cup play-offs.

The legendary Ghanaian attacker will is not a part in that team after being in active for over a year, but will be supporting the Black Stars as they seek to qualify for the World Cup.

In an interview with Tv3, the 36-year-old spoke about his unbeaten record against Nigeria, and believes the Black Stars can extend that run.

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Asamoah Gyan brags about his record against Nigeria. Credit: @CAF_Online @ghanasoccernet
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"I have played three or four times against Nigeria, if I can remember. In CAN 2008, we also played two friendly games in England, we drew at Watford stadium and then we beat them 4-1," he said.
"So me being part of Ghana-Nigeria, I think Ghana has won three and then we drew one. Me being part of the team, they've never beaten Ghana. I think I scored in the semi-finals of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations," he added.

Asamoah Gyan first played against Nigeria at CAN 2008 as Ghana beat the Super Eagles 2-1 in the quarter finals. He was the hero as Black Stars defeated Nigeria two years later in Angola before the double friendlies in England.

The Black Stars will engage the Super Eagles in Ghana in the first leg of the play-offs before travelling to the Mashood Abiola stadium for the second leg in Abuja.

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Ghana beat Nigeria at CAN 2008

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the last time the Black Stars played Nigeria in Ghana evokes memories of when both countries were on top of their games.

It was at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana in 2008, when the Black Stars had to battle from a goal down to defeat the Super Eagles.

In a video posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the highlights of the game seems to have rekindle the rivalry.

Source: Sports Brief News