Gyan: Ghana can beat anyone at Afcon

The Al Ain forward believes after sailing through “the hardest” group the west Africans are now ready to “take on anyone” in the Nations Cup

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan said the Black Stars are battle ready for any team in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations and beyond.

The four-time African champions defeated South Africa 2-1 Tuesday to progress to the last-eight and will face the runners-up of Group D on Sunday.

“With this team we can take on anyone in this competition,” the Al Ain striker told the media. “I have played at five Cups of Nations, but this group was the hardest.”

He added: “We were very strong mentally, even after conceding the first goal. We kept believing and fought to the end knowing that we could win.”

The Black Stars came from behind to score two goals in the second half courtesy John Boye and Andre Ayew to book a slot in the quarter-finals.