After 120 minutes, the Black Stars surrendered a 2-0 lead during penalties before losing out painfully 9-8 following a turnaround by the Ivorians.
Gyan who was subbed just before the shoot-out by Emmanuel Agyemang Badu recalls that he had to support his colleagues from the bench during the marathon exercise which saw every member of the playing body taking part in the kicks from the short distance.
“Being outside, I had to support my colleagues. We were leading 2-0 and Cote d’Ivoire came back and they won. We had an edge to win but that’s football.