Gyan: Ghana has not qualified yet

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

Asamoah Gyan insists that Ghana is taking nothing for granted ahead of the second leg of its World Cup playoff with Egypt - even though it is taking a 6-1 lead with it 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 tough contest 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 “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 hosts Ghana on Tuesday with both sides hoping to join fellow African nations Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Nigeria in Brazil next year.