By Patrick Akoto
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has hit a rich-scoring form ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The Al Ain front-man overcame a slow start with a scoring hot streak that has seen him score 18 goals in the Arabian Gulf League.
The 28-year-old has bagged an incredible 71 goals in 59 games for Al Ain, 5 in seven Asian Champions League including 4 in 3 games this year.
Gyan was at his lethal best for the United Arab Emirates side as he bagged a brace for his side in their 3-1 win over Iranian side Tractor Sazi in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.
The Ghanaian has now scored four goals in three Asian outings this term to go with his tally of 18 in 19 Arabian Gulf League appearances.
The hot-form of the former Sunderland man will excite coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of the World Cup in June.
Gyan is now a goal shy of equaling the all-time record of the Black Stars jointly held by Edward Acquah and Kwesi Owusu.
Ghana will heavily rely on the ex-Liberty Professionals ace to power the African side to success in the South America country in June this year.