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2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan bags brace to propel Al Ain in UAE top-flight

Published on: 27 April 2014
Asamoah Gyan scored a brace for Al Ain

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson 

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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan powered a brace for Al Ain to help them cruise to a 3-1 victory over Al Sharjah in the Arabian Gulf League on Sunday evening. 

The Black Stars captain put the champions in the lead for the first time in the game with a 73rd minute strike before nailing the game beyond their hosts at the Al-Sharjah Stadium (Al Sharjah.

Shahin Abdulrahman had scored under just two minutes to put Al Sharjah in the lead and well bossed the game until the 71st minute when Diaky Ibrahim escaped a couple of legs in the host defence to send a long half-volley past Mohamed Yousif for the leveller.

Gyan's first goal which put Ain ahead was pure show of class and panache in front of goal. Omar Abdulrahman weighed in an intelligent cross from the left and Gyan overpowered his marker in a mid-air challenge to head the ball past Yousif who was stretched to his elastic limits.

The second goal was also the work of Omar Abdulrahman who released an intelligent pass for Gyan and he fervently bullied his marker before powerfully turning to smash the ball to the near-post for his 26th league goal of the season.


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  • Sammy says:
    April 28, 2014 10:37 am
    @ Kwabena.why do we Ghanaians behave like this.always pulling people down whilst u know u can't perform half of what asamoah is doing up not fair pls.
  • Kwabena says:
    April 28, 2014 04:58 am
    Keep on banging the goals because you have huge target to meet as we all know that every 3 goals in uae topflight equals 1 goals in the epl.
  • Kwabena says:
    April 28, 2014 05:05 am
    3 goals in uae topflight equals 1 goal in epl. Unless proved otherwise by reciprocating the same form in brazil against top defenders like pepe, jerome boateng etc