Ghana not sure of injured skipper Gyan

Ghana coach Avram Grant has said he is still unsure injured skipper Asamoah Gyan will be fit for Sunday’s Africa Cup final against Cote d’Ivoire.

Gyan is nursing a pelvic injury he received from a collision with Guinea goalkeeper Naby Yattara in the quarterfinal and so missed Thursday’s semi-final win over host nation Equatorial Guinea.

Former Chelsea manager Grant said the Black Stars could not train in Bata Friday night and as such he could not assess Gyan’s recovery.

“We can’t say how he is because we could not even train (in Bata),” lamented Grant.

However, the coach said the Black Stars are motivated to re-write history against the Ivorians on Sunday.

“They are very motivated, they do not need any speeches because we have come a long way as nobody gave us a chance. They will show this on Sunday,” he said.

“We have improved with every game.  Algeria and Senegal were considered better than us and this was a challenge for us.

“There is one more challenge, but the last one in this tournament.

“They know how to fight and play football.”