Originally written January 31, 2013 on Ghanasoccernet:
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...
PLAYERS: Asamoah Gyan
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

High school football player dies after suffering head injury

Giants shut out Pirates, advance to NLDS

Cowboys' Spillman accused of rape at team hotel

Report: Patriots benched WR for mouthing off to coach

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Larry Donnell benches himself in fantasy, loses because of it

Josh Gordon says NFL’s drug policy is harrassment

Steve Smith: Ron Rivera hid in his office after cutting me

Rondo hoping for an opening night return from broken hand

Jon Gruden on Raiders job: 'I'm not thinking about coaching'

Tom Brady defends not congratulating Garoppolo on TD

ESPN reporter announces she has breast cancer

Byron Scott explains why Kobe wouldn't make a good coach

Hibbert texts Duncan for advice on being like Spurs

Belichick repeats moving 'on to Cincinnati' during presser

Donald Sterling’s wife called the cops on V. Stiviano

WATCH: Mayweather shocked someone doesn’t know who he is

Who is the new face of MLB?

NHL 15 predicts the LA Kings win the Cup again

J.J. Watt buys his mom a new car for her birthday

Ranking the NFL coaches already sitting on the hot seat

WATCH: Smith tells Panthers to go home and mow his lawn

The best games on the NFL slate in Week 5

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

H.S. player dies after suffering head injury

Cowboys player accused of rape

Scott: Kobe would not be a good coach

Pats WR benched for mouthing off?

Sammy Watkins calls out EJ Manuel

Donnell benches himself in fantasy and loses

Gordon: Drug policy is harrassment

Who is the new face of baseball?

Steve Smith blasts Panthers coach, GM

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.