Asamoah Gyan captained Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations
Al Ain coach Cosmin Olaroiu has tipped Asamoah Gyan to redouble his efforts for the club after returning from an understated performance with Ghana at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The Black Stars lost the third-place play-off with Mali 3-1 on Saturday, having suffered a 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Burkino Faso in the semi-final last week.
Captain Gyan, 27, scored just once in a 3-0 group phase win over Niger as he seemed starved of the usual support heaped upon him at club level.
He is six goals off equalling his own top scorer’s tally of 27 goals in all domestic competitions this season, giving him a total of 48 goals in 38 appearances since joining Al Ain from English club Sunderland.
Despite failing to make as big an impact for his national team, with whom he has scored 31 goals in 68 appearances, Al Ain coach Olaroiu has encouraged Gyan to throw himself back into club competition.
“I think his fie...