Asamoah Gyan's two goals inspire Al Ain to victory despite family tragedy

Asamoah Gyan scored twice for Al Ain against Al Shabab on Thursday

By Patrick Akoto

Asamoah Gyan honoured his mother’s memory with two goals as Al Ain claimed a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Al Shabab on Thursday night.

Just two days after his mother’s tragic death in a car accident, Gyan took to the  field to help The Boss reach the summit of the Pro League table for the first time this season.

Gyan’s brace took his league tally to 14 goals in just seven games this season as the defending champions again demonstrated why they remain the team to beat.

The 26-year-old, who is mourning the death of his mother, converted a 43rd minute spot-kick to put the visitors in front.

The Ghanaian, who has a chequered past from 12 yards, made no mistake as he sent Shabab keeper Ismail Rabee Juma the wrong way. Unsurprisingly given his traumatic week his celebrations were muted.

 Shabab responded in the second half with Brazilian Ciel getting the equalizer nine minutes into the second period.

But the Black Stars captain restored their lead, ten minutes later with a cool finish in the 64th minutes before Ismail Ahmed scored the third in the 76th minutes.

Shabab grabbed the consolation in injury time through Ciel.

Gyan has now increased his goal haul to 14 in seven matches and look poised to retain his goal king crown.

The former Sunderland man netted 25-times for the United Arab Emirates side last season to win the goal king gong.

He is expected to touch base in Ghana on Friday to mourn with members of his family following the untimely death of his mother Cecilia Love Gyan, who passed away through a motor accident on Tuesday.

Video of the two goals scored by Asamoah Gyan


  1. Tiger says:

    Well done!!! Gyan is really dangerous striker. I believe if he plays for any of big clubs like Man united, Chelsea, Barcelona, real madrid, Ac milan and inter milan he can still score more goal

  2. phillbanger says:

    Tiger i agree with u 100percent.people dnt give this chap the credit he deserves.they think playin in the uae is a walk in the park.if it was why is it that there are even brazilians and other forign players who plays their trade overthere but finds it difficult scorein.i give gyan ovation. They mad cos they they dnt see him play on tv.well get over it.gyan make the oil money

  3. olusegun says:

    Who Jah bless, no man curse!Gyan is doing what he knows best..

  4. Dr Who says:

    Well done for scoring to honour mummy.she is proud of you

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  6. D Light says:

    He can still score more goals only in ur Wishful thinkings… Wake up Guys! Stop the asslicking n be realistic. Do u think playing against technical & tactical men like Pepe, Cheillini, Thiago silva, Sergio Ramos, Walter samuel, Vermalean, David Luis, Diego Gordon n etc is as easy as playing against chaffs like Abdulaah Mathaad, Qassim Khalifa, Jamal Abdullah, Nawaf Mubarak, Abdallah Musa n etc…. This is a striker who has been scoring Braces wit spot-kicks everyweek. Meaning he cannot score a clean Brace widout taking a PK. And u guys think he can br8k defences which the likes of Torres, Giroud, podolski, Benzema, Pato, Diego Forlan et cetera hav been strugglin against? Assuming he’ve not been taking Pk’s, den he will b scoring on an average of 1 goal per match- which is very disappointing regarding the weakness of the league.
    I can bet on my last peny dat Gyan cannot even score 10 goals in the Qatarian, chinese, japan, Tunisia and the south Africa ABSA premier leagues.
    Hold ur Wishes coz christmas has not yet began…

  7. Kollars says:

    D-Light u’ve said it all.THANK YOU.

  8. sheshe says:

    d light you have a point if you say Gyan is playing less competetiive league as compared to top european leagues but remember he is not playing alone how come other players are not scoring as him the guy deserve some credit for scoring every week.Ghanaians we talk too much

  9. Dr Who says:

    So Gyan did not score in Italy and the premiership eh? Whoever hates him is his own cup of tea.Gyan & legendary Roger Milla are the only africans to have scored 4 WC goals.the so called Drogba & Eto dont come close.Gyan even has an opportunity to topple him if we qualify for the WC.In modern Ghana,Gyan is the only Ghanaian to have scored goals closer to legendary Abedi Pele for Ghana.Wikipedia both & see.He even has the opportunity to break that record since he is still playing football.In 2010 Gyan single handedly scored and took Ghana to the grand finals of the AFCON in Angola.who jah bless,no one can curse including haters like you.Take it or leave it,Gyan has been the best striker for Ghana since independence.Anybody who disputes that should come up with verifiable facts.Gyan has played 60 matches with 28 goals for Ghana.Those who hate him can choose to do so while he continues to make oil money,after all life is tasty like aluguitugui and the life of a footballer is short on the field of play!!!!!

  10. lool says:

    hahahaha let see if GYAN can even score 1 goal in barcilonal for 4 season lol

  11. KWAME PITO says:

    JORDAN AYEW had a spectucular goal for marseille today in the europa league.

  12. Maxwell Johnson says:

    The UAE Etisalat is a very mediocre league, Gyan is not doing himself any good at all by playing there. He can score 100 goals this season but it wont be recognized as a great feat cuz the league is RUBBBISH!!

  13. Kao says:

    After all GYAN is our man.

  14. Well, i personally think and suggest that, Gyan should leave the Arrabian league.