Asamoah Gyan Puts Ghana Ahead Against Egypt in World Cup Qualifying Playoff

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalOctober 15, 2013

NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 06: Asamoah Gyan (Captain) from Ghana during the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations 2nd Semi Final match between Burkina Faso and Ghana at Mbombela Stadium on February 06, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Ghana struck early in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff against Egypt, with Asamoah Gyan producing an emphatic finish to put them ahead.

Gyan was one of the stars of Ghana's run to the quarterfinals at the 2010 World Cup, where his team lost on penalties after Gyan himself missed a late spot-kick and the chance to take them into the last four.