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Gyan starts from the bench in Al Ain's Champions League opener

Posted On Wednesday, 27th February 2013

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.

The Pro League top scorer who is still easing his way back to club football after a rigorous tournament in South Africa will now start from the bench in the Boss’ opening continental campaign.

Gyan appears to have been given a rare rest by manager Cosmin Olariou with the weekend’s top of the league clash against Al Jazira fast approaching.

The former Sunderland hitman still leads the goalscoring chart in the UAE with 21 goals despite being away for six weeks on international duty.

He is chasing a second successive league and goal king triumph in just his second season in the UAE Pro League.

Al Ain starting XI: Dawoud; Ahmed, Fares J, Salem, K Abdulrahman; Al Wehaibi, Radoi, Saeed, O Abdulrahman; Ekoko, Brosque

Subs: Abdulla Sultan, Yaqoub, Gyan, Ismail, Mohamed Salem, Abdulrahman, Fayez.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. cool says:

    Age is catching up with this guy, just look at his wrinkle face. He looks 40years, no wonder he cannot perform these days.The end is near, so please rtire gracefully

  2. Dr Who says:

    May be its tactical else AA should start taking note.

  3. addae richard says:

    the blackstars captain bagde is cursed. Any person who wears it is doomed. Look at appiah and john mensah.

  4. cool says:

    I don’t think is a curse Richard.All the people you mentioned are well in their forties and had refused to retire.Asamoah Gyan is old and fat with a very low football IQ.We African don’t like experimenting, we keep eating the same food and committing the same mistakes every day. we have to wise up.

  5. Dr Who says:

    @Cool,the fat old Gyan has scored from the bench.I told you it was tactical.Remember Gyan scored against Egypt & Tunisia from the bench in the friendlies prior to AFCON.AA should start taking note!





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