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Gyan shares his thoughts on Ghana’s failure

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The team was kicked out of the Round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 tie with Tunisia that ended up in a 5-4 win on penalties for their rivals.

Ghana finished in the first position of Group F of the Africa Cup of Nations after one win and two draws.

The Black Stars tied with Benin 2-2, then with Cameroon 0-0, only to win their third match 2-0 against Guinea-Bissau.

But in their Round of 16 match against Tunisia, they ended up drawing 1-1 only to be defeated 5-4 in penalty kicks.

And now veteran striker Asamoah Gyan has spoken why the team didn’t have a successful campaign in Africa.

“You cannot underestimate any country. Everybody is improving now. Everybody is here to win the cup, we have been eliminated, no excuses,” he told Goal.

“We played our game but we’re just eliminated.”

“It’s quite disappointing,” Gyan lamented.

“For the past eight years, we’ve been to the semi-final so it’s rather unfortunate to be eliminated that early.”

“We’re sad, we don’t deserve that but this is football. The host nation has [been eliminated], this is football for you,” he added.

“The tournament is over for us. We have to go home, players have to go to their clubs.”

The veteran player concluded: “I think some have to go on holidays for some days before they join their clubs. We don’t have to be down.”

“We’ve got a lot of young players who want to do something in the future so we just have to support them and see what happens.”