Captain of the senior national team the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan remains cautiously confident of Ghana’s chances in the World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018.
Ghana will play Congo in back-to-back qualifiers over the next six days and the results in the two matches will largely determine whether the four-time African champions will make it to Russia.
The Kayserispor striker believes Ghana could still make it to Russia 2018 despite recording just a point in the country’s first two opening qualifying matches.
The Black Stars disappointingly drew goalless with the Cranes of Uganda in Ghana in their opening game under former Coach Avram Grant before losing 2-0 to Egypt in Alexandria.
With five clear points adrift of Group E leaders Egypt, football fanatics in the country have been left in a state of dismay with the team’s chances of securing its fourth straight world Cup ticket.
But the iconic striker who has participated in Ghana’s previous three tournaments insist mathematically Ghana could still make it to next year’s mundial.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday after the team’s training ahead of their third phase qualifier clash with Congo on Friday September 1 in Kumasi Gyan said ”What I can tell them is that they shouldn’t give up though we haven’t started our qualification matches well but we have till the end”.
He added” Friday’s game is what is important now and we need to go in all out and make sure we win they we see what happens and take on our next opponent”.
The team leaves Ghana on Saturday after Friday’s game to Congo Brazzaville for the reverse leg on September 5.
Ghana have participated in last three World Cup with Gyan featuring in all three.
He is Africa’s top scorer with six goals at the World cup.