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Asamoah Gyan ready to work with new Al Ain coach Braga

Published on: 17 July 2013
New Al Ain coach Abel Braga

By Ameenu Shardow

Asamoah Gyan is keen on working with his new coach at Al Ain upon returning to the UAE for pre-season.

This was after the Boss appointed Brazilian Abel Braga as the replacement of Cosmin Olariou who surprisingly left late last month to join rivals Al Ahli.

Olariou has led the club to back-to-back top flight titles but decided to severe his relationship with the Garden City club.

His place will now be taken by Braga who also comes in with a proven track record in the UAE and elsewhere.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan however remains upbeat of the team’s chances going forward despite losing his mentor Olariou to the bitter rivals.

“I have never worked with this coach before, he has got a good CV and won a couple of leagues so I am ready to work with him as a player,” the former Sunderland striker told

“It hurts when you lose someone who you have been with for a long time but he (Olariou) decided to leave for personal reasons.

“Life must go on and I am looking forward to working with the new coach.”

Gyan left Accra on Tuesday evening to rejoin his club for pre-season after spending almost two months in his native Ghana on holidays.