AFCON 2015: We Tried Our Best – Gyan

The Skipper of the Ghanian National Team, Asamoah Gyan, believes his team has no excuse for losing the final game against the Elephants of Ivory … Continue reading AFCON 2015: We Tried Our Best – Gyan


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asamoah-Gyan-2The Skipper of the Ghanian National Team, Asamoah Gyan, believes his team has no excuse for losing the final game against the Elephants of Ivory Coast in the just concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

Asamoah Gyan, the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national football team, said in an interview that although his team might be unhappy, they did well enough in the competition.

“We went to the penalty shootout but we lost.

“I am very sad at the moment, everybody is sad but I do not regret our performance at all,” Gyan said.

The top goalscorer in the UAE league in the 2013 season, said further that the team was hoping for a change, adding that they have a bright future. According to him, the least they could do is to work harder.

“We did so well in the competition and we have a bright future because we have got young talented players.

“We are hoping to change everything, we tried our best but it did not happen so I have got nothing to say,” the Al-Ain FC forward said.

Expressing his feelings about the Ivorian National team on the other hand, Gyan said he thinks they are happy.

“I think the Ivorians are happy now because they won the cup.

“They have gone to the final on two occasions and they’ve lost. This year they came back again to win it.

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The Elephants celebrates

“They went to penalty shoot out two times and this is the third time they went to penalty shootout and they won,” he added.

The Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire became African Champions for the second time after their first taste of the continental glory in 1992.

The Ivorians defeated a Ghanaian team that featured the likes of Abedi Pele in a similar final on penalties at Senegal ’92.