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Super-sub Gyan scores on Asian Champions League debut

Published on: 27 February 2013

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan came on late to score his first goal in the Asian Champions League in Al Ain’s 3-1 win over Al Hilal on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old struck in injury time to give the Boss the much needed ‘insurance’ goal after coming on to replace striker Jires Kembo-Ekoko in the 83rd minute.

Gyan was shockingly left on the bench for the crucial first leg clash at the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium.

His surprise drop was interpreted by many as a move by manager Cosmin Olariou to keep his leading marksman fresh for the top of the league clash against Al Jazira on Sunday.

The Ghana captain resurrected his impressive goalscoring form in the UAE with a neat finish on Wednesday to signify his readiness for the weekend’s big game.

Gyan has now extended his season tally to 22 in 16 games and is two goals clear off Brazilian Grafite in his bid to retain his UAE Pro-League Goal King crown.



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  • Dr Who says:
    February 27, 2013 06:36 pm
  • k says:
    February 27, 2013 06:08 pm
    AND SO ?
  • Kwame says:
    February 27, 2013 06:56 pm
    Surprisingly, Grafite is not the captain of Brazil. Someone must have forgotten to inform the Brazilian FA of his exploits.
  • 2-shot says:
    February 27, 2013 07:11 pm
    Pls ghsoccanet...stop dis crazy hype u giv to dis guy nd his zugu adventure he is havin on de desert...we all saw de goalscorin form he waz in at de afcons..wish he neva got called again to de b.s....
  • Joke says:
    February 27, 2013 08:11 pm
    LOL he is a substitute in the worst league in the world.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA if I see him wear the national team jersey again I will congratulate the Ayew brothers, Essien and KPB from removing themselves from the insanity
  • BX, NYC says:
    February 27, 2013 08:32 pm
    GSN - until Gyan starts playing somewhere else and lifts his game, please do not report any news regarding him ANYMORE>....
  • Ghanani says:
    February 27, 2013 09:29 pm
    Florence dadson can do better than wat asa is doing in that under 12 league asa is playing.
  • bbc says:
    February 27, 2013 09:56 pm
    cheap striker and strip dancer in the black star team.Whoever appointed this guy to be a captain of black stars will pay for it.
  • bbc says:
    February 27, 2013 10:01 pm
    I swear Gyan is the downfall of the black stars from the world cup until today.