Ghana ready for anyone -Gyan

ASAMOAH Gyan has observed that his side would not fear anyone, after reaching the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana went through after beating South Africa 2-1 and will meet the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals on Sunday evening.

“With this team we can take on anyone in this competition,” he said.

Algeria qualified as Group C runners-up and Coach Christian Gourcuff said: “It was not easy to get out of this group.”

Gyan scored Ghana’s late winner in their second game against Algeria, which ultimately helped them finish top of the table on head-to-head record.

He added: “I have played at five Cup of Nations, but this group was the hardest.”

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

Ghana Manager Avram Grant said: “We deserve it because South Africa were not better than us.”

“We have finished first in the group of death, which is not bad. After losing the first match we showed great attitude in the second and continued along the same lines today.”

“We started the match very well with two or three good chances. We had the match in our hands. I am very happy that the players showed, just as in their last match, a good spirit and good attitude.”

And former South Africa striker, Benni McCarthy has hailed Andre Ayew’s bravery after his powerful header sent Ghana to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The Marseille talisman rose above everyone with a brave header to power the West Africans to a 2-1 win over South Africa in their decisive group C clash on Tuesday.

And the ex-Bafana Bafana captain was left impressed with the courage of the 25-year-old.

“The confidence he had to go in to score the goal was just amazing, because the goalkeeper could have smashed him,” he told Supersports.

“Seriously I don’t think any of the South African players could have gone in for that header. Kudos to Ayew and congrats to Ghana, they were brave and they took their chances.”

“For 20 minutes Ghana were dominant and I was here with my hands on my head, I was wondering if we were going to survive and in the end we couldn’t just pull it off. Congratulations to Ghana, they were superior and deserved the victory,” he observed.

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