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06.06.2017 Sports News

Gyan delighted to regain match fitness

GNA

Kumasi, June 06, GNA - Asamoah Gyan, skipper of the Senior National Team, the Black Stars, says he is delighted to have regained fitness to lead the team in their match against Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

'I am happy to have been cleared by the medical team as fit to feature for the nation, and we will rely on the prayers and support of all football fans to accomplish our mission', he told the GNA Sports in Kumasi.

Ghana and Al-Ahli Dubai F.C. goal-poacher, Gyan has been battling with injuries in recent times and this, to many a football fan his comeback is refreshing news.

The Stars Captain said the atmosphere in camp was relaxed and encouraging, adding that, the players were in high spirits to overcome their Ethiopian counterparts.

He said also heart-warming was touching reception given the team on their arrival in Kumasi.

That, he indicated, had boosted the morale of the players in camp.

In a related development, Stars' Coach, Kwasi Appiah, has given assurance that the team is focused.

The technical team has been working on the players' reflexes, concentration and shooting ability.

Coach Appiah said they were not underestimating their Ethiopian counterparts, and that they were approaching the match with the seriousness it deserved.

GNA

By Stephen Asante, GNA

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