2013 Afcon: We’re going to break the 31-year jinx – Asamoah Gyan

The captain of the Black Stars is optimistic Ghana will be returning from South Africa with a lot of smiles because his generation is determined to make history
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has given the assurance his generation is going to break the jinx of a long wait for a fifth African title.

The Al Ain striker said coach Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man selection is the best and they are determined to make history at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa.

“I’m very hopeful we can break the jinx and end the long wait for the African title,” the captain of the four-time African champions is quoted on the Ghana FA website.  

He also assured he will go at length to deliver the goals at the continental showpiece as Ghana get set to square off with the likes of Niger, Mali and DR Congo in Group B.

“I’m not disturbed because my ratio of goals with the national team is impressive,” Gyan, who has scored a total of five goals at the Afcon, said as he makes his fourth appearance this year.

“It is natural people expect you to score as striker, but it is not always so. Sometimes you have to create the chances for others to also score. I always do my best to help the team to victory.”