Former Ghanaian captain Asamoah Gyan has listed four countries that may win the Totalenergies AFCON 2021 tournament holding in Cameroon. ...
Former Ghanaian captain Asamoah Gyan has listed four countries that may win the Totalenergies AFCON 2021 tournament holding in Cameroon.
Asamaoh who in an exclusive interview with CAFOnline.com responded to a question on favourites for this year's AFCON said:
"It’s a very tricky one but for me I think Algeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria of course. Don’t forget Morocco because they’re also in good form. Going to the tournament we got a lot of favorites there, so let’s see what happens".
The 36-year-old who is currently working as a pundit with SuperSport in this AFCON and is watching the continental showpiece as a fan for the first time since 2008 also believes that the return of Coach Milovan Rajevac to the Black stars of Ghana is a major boost.
"Rajevac is a great guy tactically - he is very good and 2010 we went to the final with him, he did a lot of great things for Ghana. He came back and he has started his magic. He came when there were doubts whether we were going to win the other games and he delivered".
"I think he’s capable of repeating it again but it's a different generation when working with different kind players that suit his tactics. Although he has returned, he’s doing a lot of things right, but this is a different era. Maybe he has changed his tactics a bit and we wish him the best of luck. Ghanaians will be praying for him and the team".
Asamoah is Ghana's all-time highest goal scorer with 51 goals and the most capped player with 109 appearances, he was also part of the team that conducted the draw for the ongoing tournament in Cameroon last year.
It will be recalled that at the begin of this tournament when Asamoah appeared as a pundits, Ghanaians reacted to it charging the 36-year-old on twitter to go get a jersey and appear as a player.