Exclusive: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan nominated for top UAE award
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is the huge favourite to win this season’s Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year.
The 28-year-old faces stern tests from last season’s winner Brazilian Grafite and two other Al Ahli players Hugo Viana (Portugal) and Ciel (Brazil).
The ten-man shortlist includes three other Africans; Senegalese Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra), Al Jazira’s Abdelaziz Barrada who hails from Morocco and Simon Feindouno of Guinea.
But Gyan’s incredible scoring form makes him the overwhelming favourite to win the coveted award.
The Al Ain ace has scored 28 goals in 25 league appearances and set to win the top scorer award for the third consecutive time.
His fiercest challenger is Grafite who has raked in 19 goals in 24 appearances.
Arabian Gulf League Foreign Player of the Year nominees:
Hugo Viana (Al Ahli)
Ciel (Al Ahli)
Grafite (Al Ahli)
Simon Feindouno (Ajman)
Abdelaziz Barrada (Al Jazira)
Luiz Henrique (Al Shabab)
Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain)
Sebastian Tagliabue (Al Wahda)
Makhete Diop (Al Dhafra)
Kim Jung-woo (Sharjah)