Gyan captaining Ghana at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
When Asamoah Gyan walks into the plush press conference room at Al Ain’s Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium he looks every inch the high-profile football player.
The man who led Ghana to the semi-finals of this year’s Africa Cup of Nations and last eight at the 2010 World Cup exudes confidence, from the diamond encrusted sunglasses that never leave his face, to the blinged-out t-shirt and oversized watch, Gyan does not give off the impression of a man who suffers from internal doubt.
So it might seem strange for the 26-year-old to declare himself “not the outgoing type” when quizzed on the aspects of life in the Garden City that he has most enjoyed.
Apparently his forays into the cultural side of Al Ain have been restricted to trips to the mall with his friends and family and a couple of jaunts up Jebel Hafeet.
The Ghanaian admits he initially found it difficult when he moved from English Premier League side Sunderland, not l...