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2014 World Cup: Gyan fails to live up to high standards at Al Ain and could lose top scorer award as well

Published on: 11 May 2014
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan

By Ameenu Shardow

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Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan failed to equal or even surpass his 31 goal tally set in the UAE top flight with Al Ain this term.

The Black Stars captain finished the season with 29 goals despite playing each and every single game for the Boss coincidentally in the first season they failed to win the title since Gyan arrived from Sunderland.

The 28-year-old hit the back of the net a staggering 31 times in his second season in the UAE where he missed four games.

Gyan had banged in 22 goals in his debut campaign in the league which was enough to win him the top goalscorer award.

He extended this record by scoring nine more goals the following season to deservedly retain his individual award but however failed to keep pace with his amazing trend this season.

Gyan however managed to achieve and exceed his centurion of goals for the club but could crucially fail in achieving a hat trick of the individual award of top goalscorer.

Al Wahda’s Sebastian Tagliabue could sneak in if he scores four goals in the final league match at already relegated Al Shaab on Sunday.

The ex Sunderland hitman will however join the Black Stars camp to prepare for the 2014 World Cup in bouyant mood following another bumper harvest of goals in the Arabian Gulf League with or without retaining his individual accolade.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • pulockski says:
    May 11, 2014 05:49 am
    I don't get this. I have been reading foreign articles and Gyan is earning lots of praises from both writers and fans, and all of a sudden, "this one"... Ah?
  • Edward, Maryland says:
    May 11, 2014 06:35 am
    Can anybody please tell me the purpose of this piece? Why write this piece at a time we are doing our best to multivalve our players for the WC? Nothing but hatred, envy and pull me down mentality, Shame on you!!!
  • james says:
    May 11, 2014 06:39 am
    that player can never and ever score 4 goals in a single game gyan all the way
  • bruce sunday says:
    May 11, 2014 06:47 am
    brother man no worries buh rather u reorganise ur playing tacties to improve ur quality as a gud striker in the blackstar team and ur club as wel
  • kojo entsie says:
    May 11, 2014 07:13 am
    Am appalled by this piece Ameenu. Its simply a confused piece. Is this the reason Sannie described you as the best sports writer in Ghana now......... Very sad. Come again!!!
  • aconcagua says:
    May 11, 2014 07:49 am
    hey guys! are you now struggling to understand English ? in Gyan's debut season he scored 31 goals in 4 games less the number of games he played this season. Understandably he could have reached 40 had he played all the games in his 1st season... This time around he gets the luxury of playing in all the games for the 1st time and manages 29 goals, he has done well but it's clearly not as good if you employ your thoughts to rational thinking here . I do not love the journalist or hate Gyan but there is nothing untrue about anything he wrote here...Taglaboue against an already relegated side may even score 5 ...Maybe the journalist like myself is suspecting a dip in gyan's form.
  • aconcagua says:
    May 11, 2014 07:54 am
    well he scored 31 goals in his second season intead..
  • Seven 7 says:
    May 11, 2014 08:47 am
    This is my first time of making a comment on this platform. In most cases most of these articles leave much to be desired. Adebayo thumbs-up!! U could not ve said it any better. I agree with u perfectly.
  • Troy says:
    May 11, 2014 08:57 am
    Yes am also suspecting a dip in Gyan's form. We must watch Out at the world cup. If we rely solely on Gyan to produce he might fail again.
  • Askantwi says:
    May 11, 2014 12:55 am
    you guys should be a little bit appreciative. He has done more than enough already. The goal-king award will still be his.
  • Adebayo says:
    May 11, 2014 02:05 am
    A very confused article. The argument is incoherent and fails to justify the headline! He has scored 29 goals, just two goals shy of his record and his closest rival has to score at least four goals in one match to snatch his crown and this doesn't seem improbable to the writer! Al-Ain is doing pretty well in the Asian champions league in which Gyan tops the goal scorers chart! Give us a break!
  • roberto says:
    May 11, 2014 02:06 am
    Lestern to him if the other guy score 4 goals ,no wonder we are in gh,village journalism.shame unto you Ameenu.
  • Asamoah Gyan is top scorer in the UAE for the third straight season | Latest GHANA News 2014 | myGhanaNews.Com says:
    May 12, 2014 07:53 am
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  • Kwaps says:
    May 12, 2014 04:28 am
    Those suspecting a dip in Gyan's performance pls give us a break. Do u think defenders are ball watching, obviously no! they tackle. If u really understand what it means to be the main hit-man u gonna stop all these crap. Anyways, if u've any better striker than Gyan make it known to us.