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The Black Stars built up a seemingly unassailable five-goal advantage in Kumasi last month but the Al Ain forward is warning his team-mates against complacency

Asamoah Gyan insists that Ghana are taking nothing for granted ahead of the second leg of their World Cup play-off with Egypt - even though they are taking a 6-1 lead with them to Cairo.

The 27-year-old forward stuck twice during the demolition job the Black Stars did on the Pharaohs in Kumasi but he is anticipating a backlash in Tuesday's return fixture.

"We’re in a comfortable position right now, but we need to totally focus on our job and make sure we do what we have to do to reach Brazil. It’s football, so anything can happen," Gyan told Fifa.com.

“We’re desperate to get back to the World Cup, but we have to make sure we do things in the right way in the second leg.

“You can’t really expect such a massive result [6-1] against a team like Egypt. We were hoping to get a comfortable win at home, but things just went right for us on the night.

“We deserved it, too. The players fought their hearts out – everyone was fighting so hard. And the crowd were simply amazing.

Egypt host Ghana on Tuesday with both sides bidding to join fellow African nations Ivory Coast and Nigeria in Brazil next year.

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