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Asamoah Gyan back amongst the goals for Al Ain
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan came on late to score his first goal in the Asian Champions League in Al Ain’s 3-1 win over Al Hilal on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old struck in injury time to give the Boss the much needed ‘insurance’ goal after coming on to replace striker Jires Kembo-Ekoko in the 83rd minute.
Gyan was shockingly left on the bench for the crucial first leg clash at the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium.
His surprise drop was interpreted by many as a move by manager Cosmin Olariou to keep his leading marksman fresh for the top of the league clash against Al Jazira on Sunday.
The Ghana captain resurrected his impressive goalscoring form in the UAE with a neat finish on Wednesday to signify his readiness for the weekend’s big game.
Gyan has now extended his season tally to 22 in 16 games and is two goals clear off Brazilian Grafite in his bid to retain his UAE Pro-League Goal King crown.
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Asamoah Gyan will stay as the Black Stars captain
Communications Director of the Ghana football Association, Ibrahim Saanie Dara has reiterated that calls for Asamoah Gyan to be stripped off the Black Stars captaincy are baseless, adding that the Al Ain forward would be maintained as the leader of the senior national team.
Asamoah Gyan who was confirmed captain of the Black Stars...
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan scored his first goal in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday on his debut in the competition.
Please watch the goal as Gyan scored in Al Ain’s 3-1 win over Saudi club Al Hilal
Asamoah Gyan starts from the bench for Al Ain against Al Hilal
By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has dropped to the Al Ain bench for their Asian Champions League game against Al Hilal on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old striker played his first game for the UAE champions upon his return from the 2013 Nations Cup in last week’s shocking 1-0 defeat to Dibba Al Fujairah.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew says his decision to temporarily quit the Black Stars is not new as some players in the team have done the same in the past.
Taking a leaf from striker Asamoah Gyan’s book, the Marseille playmaker resigned from the national team on Tuesday citing worsened relationship with the management of the team.
The France-based player said his decision to...