Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is confident the youthful set up of the current senior national team can exceed expectations at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which starts in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

?We have done it before ? we did it in Angola (in 2010),? Gyan said of Ghana?s chances.

The Black Stars, four-time champions of the Nations Cup have been chasing a fifth title since their last success in 1982.

In 2010, Gyan came close to leading Ghana to the title when a squad dominated by debutants was pipped by Egypt in the final in Angola.

?I remember that time 80 or 85 percent of the players were from the U20 team and there was no hope. But we were able to get to the final; we came very close and lost in the final.

?This time also there are a lot of young players in the team.?

Ghana has made it to the semi-finals of the tournament in the last four editions and will be eager not to lower the standards in 2015.

Paired with Algeria, Senegal and South Africa in Group C, Gyan is not anticipating an easy walkover for Avram Grant?s side.

?It?s not going to be easy, but we will go there and do the right thing and then qualify from the group stage and then think about maybe winning the cup or something.?

He added: ?For us the players, it is always on our mind that we should do something before the next generation.

?We want to break the jinx. That is what Ghanaians want and it is something we the players also want.?

Ghana will open their group campaign against Senegal on Monday in Mongomo.

Source: Starrfmonline


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.