Asamoah Gyan's hat-trick powers Al Ain to UAE league title

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored for Al Ain on Thursday night as they defeated Dubai 3-0 to win the UAE Pro League title with for matches remaining.

Asamoah Gyan has helped Al Ain to win the league title

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored all the three goals for Al Ain as he destroyed Dubai 3-0 on Thursday night to win the UAE Pro League title with for matches remaining.

The Black Stars skipper, who grabbed his second hat-trick of the season on the night with two goals after the break foll0wing his opening goal in the 37th minute.

Al Ain’s points total of 58, with a lead of 16 points and just four games left, makes it mathematically impossible for 2nd-placed Al Ahli to catch them which makes them the league winners.

Gyan’s massive heroics makes Al Ain the first UAE side to win back-to-back titles in the professional era.

He has now scored 28 goals in just 20 league games this season and has exactly 50 in the Pro League since arriving in the Garden City 19 months ago.

Gyan’s powerful header in the 37th minute opened the scoring and doubled Al Ain’s lead in the 56th minute through another header.

He sealed the emphatic victory in the 75th minute to complete his hat-trick on the night that gave his side their second successive league title.

Mohamed Abdulrahman was involved in the opener as he played the ball back to Ahmed Al Shamisi whose cross was headed home by Gyan in-between two markers.

The hosts did double their lead 10 minutes into the second half as Gyan found room in the box to head home another cross from the left.

Al Ain’s 11th Pro League title was now secure and with the home fans keen to remind everyone of that fact, the game from this point on became a procession.

Gyan was denied a hat-trick on the hour mark but would have to wait just 15 minutes to notch his 28th Pro League goal of an incredible season.

Yousif Mohamed Yousif was at fault for Dubai as he allowed a punt forward to sail over his head and the Ghana international was in no mood to spare his blushes as he lashed past Ali from 15 yards.

The hat-trick hero was then substituted in the 80th minute to a standing ovation, safe in the knowledge that his impressive goal haul played a large part in Al Ain successfully retaining their title of Champions of the Etisalat Pro League.

Gyan’s 28 goals this season was hugely instrumental in their title success, further establishing him as the UAE’s best player and top scorer.

The Ghanaian has taken his goals tally in the UAE to 50 after scoring 22 goals in the top-flight last season.

What makes Gyan’s acheivement even more remarkable is that he missed six weeks of league action while he was away at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Yet former Bundesliga top-scorer Grafite has still been unable to catch up with Gyan with four matches remaining.

“Everyone in Al Ain has been so good to me. I’m so so happy today,” Asamoah Gyan said said after his heroics that sent Al Ain supporters into ecstasy.

MAN OF THE MATCH – Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain)

Proved the difference as he scored all three Al Ain goals.


READERS COMMENTS

  1. King Palma says:

    He should quickly come to europe to save his football future

  2. mojahadine says:

    He can celebrate all he want in that 8th division league but he is still a mediocre player and will never be anything better than our strikers of old, ala Abedi Pele, Kwesi Owusu etc and even the youngsters we have today.

    Show me an European league championship that he helped to win then I will give him his props, Other than that save a grief. This nonsense put up is all part of the fraud GSN and others in the media he’s paid try to perpetrate on Ghanaians. We can see through this sham. He is not that good.

  3. Clint Eastwood says:

    Now he got a fistful of dollars time he dragged his fat ass back to Europe and prove himself in a proper league thus improving his sharpness when he pulls on a Ghana shirt..now that would make my day.

  4. Pk dee says:

    There’s nothing like doing wht u kno nd wht u lik doing when u r appreciatd by de ppl who feel rewarded 4 wht they reward u for,the true essence of success,no matter how small or big,how slow or quick. Asamoah gyan is de most adored playr in de middle east.His club wil alwys b rewarded for that.ppl mst let him b in his fullest shadow of his luckiests moments. life’s too short to b too small.liv large boy.

  5. rahim sumba says:

    ****CONGRatulations GYAN****

  6. OJUGU says:

    @PKdee Well said, sum ppl are being mischevous of him. Challe it’s all about the money nd we all work for it cos we need it. Besides our survival depends on it

  7. PITO says:

    Asamoah Gyan is drinking the UAE league like water.
    Baby Jet take the UAE league drink garri.

  8. usa ghana says:

    thanks, k dee and ojugu, gyan should forget about this uungrateful Ghanaians and make all d money, fuccccck europe league

  9. usa ghana says:

    Even when he’s playing in pl and scoring in both pl and bs they still talk shit about him, if uGhanaians don’t invite him who cares oil money is already flowing, Alhaji gyan d b k3k3

  10. J J says:

    play ur league man, u made the best decision. congrats

  11. BlackAngel says:

    Oh Ghanaians why are we hypocrites lyk this huh? We advocating for mahattma ottoo to be called to the bs, i mean he’s scored only 11 goals how much more Gyan who’s scored 28. Guys we’re not fair @ all. Oh cry beloved country GH cry…. Hypocrisy @ it’s highest best

  12. ignatius says:

    I still don’t understand some people…To work at Bank of Ghana, and paid 200gh …..and to work at zoom-lion also for 800gh… which of u guys will say I don’t like de zoom- loin one ,,bcos to work at bank of ghana is more fantastic dan zoom-lion…..simple bcos …u work for FUN NOT MONEY….MASSA..we should Allow Gyan to make money… to play in europe without money…..is what?

  13. BlackAngel says:

    Are we saying cuz Adebayo is in the EPL so he’s better than Gyan?? Very funny, realistically let’s give credit where it’s due guys. Tony Yeboah played for some of the elite clubs in Europe nd exactly how many goals did he scored for the bs? Mark ma words folks in less than a year tym Gyan will be the all tym highest scorer for GH, lyk it or not… Baby Jet still Ghana’s captain hate him or luv him…

  14. BlackAngel says:

    @ ignatius: that’s the point bro, it doesn’t matter where u are. The question is are u enjoying whatever u doing? Nd are u making enough money so ur kids can have the best of everything that u couldn’t have as a child?

  15. bryt says:

    black angel i luv dat

  16. Joe says:

    Jordan can never be like gyan?? at age 19 he was leading bs attack at wc 06;gyan and rooney have all being at wc twice check who has more goals at wc or even international level;had gyan be allowed to take panelty in his debut season at sunderland like he would score 18 to 20 goal?money is good ;even epl is good now bcos of money frm russian b ;oil money frm the gulf;who thought city will be like this its not money?asa pls enjoy ur money;gh dont hate u they love u and u sell pa pa;

  17. BlackAngel says:

    @ Carbonite: what makes a striker better in his national team? Isn’t it the goals or his contribution? So on what basis is Yegoala better than Gyan?

  18. tanco says:

    Adebayor was african player of d year in 2008, gyan has never won it although gyan is richer than adebayor…l think money is what all of us work for but the problem is that can he manage the money after his playing career bcos players like Babayaro,late rasheed yekini,jay jay okocha to mention few are all broke

  19. BlackAngel says:

    @tanco; u made ma point bro all the names u mmentioned are all Nigerians, Ghanaians are more wiser with their monies than our Nigerian brothers, look at Abedi, Tony Yeboah, Osei Kuffour, Steven Appiah nd the rest. So far as he keeps on Investing he’ll live to enjoy the fruit of his labour…….

  20. King Wise Don Fuzzy says:

    Congrats to Gyan on that feat but it will all be meaningless if he doesn’t help his club in the AFC Champions league, thereby raising the standard of UAE league in the media.
    Also his personal and club achievement would just be pint of liquid should he fail to qualify the stars to their third consecutive World Cup.
    For the money, he has every right to make it but alas,he should look at how useful some people have invested theirs. God help us!

  21. Benjamin Carboo says:

    Good name is better than riches. Gyan u’ve made ur money in de 300th league in de world, so its now time for u to paddle ur ass to Europe for proper football n not this kelewele league n goals u’ve bin scoring in there..