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2014 World Cup: Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan amazed by immense scoring feat in the UAE

Published on: 03 May 2014
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana striker Asaomah Gyan says he is amazed by his immense success at Al Ain despite being in the UAE over a short period of time.

The Black Stars captain passed the 100th goal mark for the Boss after hitting a brace in the 2-2 draw with Al Jazira on Thursday.

The 28-year-old has simply been a goal scoring machine for Al Ain since arriving from Sunderland in the summer of 2012 on an initial loan deal.

Gyan went on to win the UAE league title and picked up the top scorer’s award in his debut season in the Arabian Gulf League after which he was rewarded with a permanent swoop.

The former Udinese man improved his goalscoring form in the following season to help the side retain its league title while also keeping hold of his top scorer’s award.

Gyan is even astonished by his achievement in the UAE having now scored 101 goals for Al Ain under just two years of joining the side.

“I knew I was going to do well but not this soon,” he told

Gyan now also leads the continental scoring chart in the Asian Champions League with seven goals as the competition heads into the knockout phase.

He expected to translate his massive club form to power Ghana out of a tough group at the World Cup in Brazil.

The Black Stars will kick off their campaign against the USA on June 16 in Natal before taking on Germany and Portugal as they look to take the world by storm once more again at the finals.


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    May 03, 2014 03:16 pm
    Asamoah Gyan please keep your mouth shut and enjoy the wages.You are only playing with minnows .l don't blame you for making the move.Football like most profession is about making money in a short time.Name will not pay your bills when you retire . However don't talk about success because you have achieve nothing club football wise.Give off your best in Brazil with goals and talk of success.
  • 21guns says:
    May 03, 2014 04:39 pm
    Benny you are soo wrong gyan is very successful footballer and as a striker ,he is ghanain goal scorer of all time. He was successful at Sunderland ,and do you think been a second top scorer or third goal scorer is easy. And for your info been successful does not mean you should always play in English premier league,
  • Benny says:
    May 03, 2014 06:34 pm
    21 guns you are making the same mistake so many people make on this forum.Hasty conclusion.My comment is purely based on Gyan's raving and humping about his success at Al Ain nothing to do with his record in France, EPL or the National team. As far as l am concern red and l believe many discerning people will agree with me that a player of Gyan's quality should not hump about any success playing in this gutter-gutter league. I will not for a minute begrudge Gyan if he raves about his success with the black stars in spite of the fact that he is twice caused us dearly against Uruguay and Zambia .He has scored very important goals.Take Gyan goals away and l think we will not be talking about Brazil.I commend him on his exploits playing for the black stars,short spell at Sunderland and in France but for Al Ain,he should give me a break.
  • Edgar says:
    May 03, 2014 11:09 pm
    Look Benny, Gyan has failed before, on the biggest occasions as well. But this form that he has now, is giving him confidence, confidence he will need at Brazil. And if this was indeed a "humping-success", who else in ASIA has scored 101 goals in a mere three seasons. NO ONE, no one that I have heard so if you can a similar achievement anywhere else, then you can talk. But right this instant, congrats to GYAN! Let him get the boost!
  • Collinso papa says:
    May 04, 2014 03:11 am
    Guys let give our support to Babyjet Asamoah Gyan. He is our leader to Brazil and if we want to succeed then we need to encourage him to take the team to greater height since we are going to compete with the best.