World Cup play-off: Gyan calls for a positive mindset from Black Stars players against Nigeria

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, has urged the current crop of Black Stars players to have a positive mindset to be able to beat Nigeria.

The 36-year-old played against the Super Eagles in the past where he most notably scored the only goal to beat the Nigerians in the 2010 AFCON.

“I played 3 or 4 times against Nigeria. We drew once in a friendly and we won three times. Nigeria never beat us whilst I played for Ghana,” he told 3Sports on The Final Push show.

“Going into this game, it’s all about the mindset. There are matches that you don’t need a coach. You just go into the game with positive energy and you will win,” he added.

Gyan further went on to insist that he has not retired from football yet and would have loved to play for his country in this game.

“I would have loved to be in the game like this but right now I’m not playing so I just have to wish the Black Stars very good luck for this game. I have not retired yet. If I have to play actively, I just have to train and shed weight in 3 months and then I can play. Age wise I’m very okay,” he concluded.

The first leg between Ghana and Nigeria comes off on Friday, 25th March 2022 in Kumasi with the second leg to be played on 29th March 2022 in Abuja.

By Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana

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