Asamoah Gyan: I Wasn’t Expecting Ghana 6-1 Victory Over Egypt
Ghana’s massive thrashing of Egypt in Tuesday’s World Cup playoff match has left Asamoah Gyan surprised about the goal haul by the Black Stars.
The Black Stars hit six goals past the North African side at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi to leave them in the box seat with a seemingly unassailable advantage heading into the return leg.
Gyan, who bagged a brace on the day, admits he never expected such a scoreline against one of the continents best.
“Honestly, no. I wasn’t expecting six goals today,” Gyan said at the post-match conference.
“But we started the game very well; we even had an opportunity within three seconds of the game.
“I should have buried the ball but it is one of those things. Sometimes strikers need to miss and sometimes score.
“But honestly I wasn’t expecting six goals today but with the character of the players, how we started the game everything went well today(Tuesday).”
Ghana dominated from the start and deservedly took the lead inside five minutes through captain Asamoah Gyan. Wael Gomaa’s own goal doubled the lead, before Mohamed Aboutrika’s penalty four minutes before the interval gave the Pharaohs hope.
But Majeed Waris made it 3-1 before the break, while a second for Gyan, a Sulley Muntari penalty and a wonderful late Christian Atsu strike wrapped up the scoring in the second period.
“I would like to thank the players for the hard work today, the Ghana captain said.”