Black Stars attacker Christian Atsu, has declared their captain striker Asamoah Gyan as a “legend”, saying he is a great player and an inspiration to them.

He said Gyan has achieved so much for the nation and continue to prove that, he is an asset to the nation.

“He is the kind of player we need in the team. Very effective and takes his chances when they come. He is the reason we have reached this far.” Atsu told the media on Sunday.

Atsu who plies his trade with English side Newcastle United said, “Gyan holds the soul of the team and is the inspirational behind us, he has so far scored 49 goals and will need just a goal to hit the 50th mark.

“This will be historic and even before he gets there I think he is a legend of our time.

“Gyan is a legend and we hold him in high esteem and we hope he continues with his good form in the competition to help us win the cup.” Atsu declared.

Atsu who one of the best players in the competition, has far won the Man of the Match award, against Uganda in the Group D opener, with Ghana winning by a lone goal from Dede Ayew.

The Black Stars will come up against old foes Egypt on Wednesday 25th January, 2017 in the final Group D game as the stars have qualified already with 6 points and Egypt on 4 points from two games.

Source: GNA

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