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Gyan wants to promote UAE football

Published on: 13 September 2011

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says he wants to propel his new club Al Ain to become a international brand with his scoring exploits.

The 25-year-old made a shock bumper season-long loan move to the Dubai-based side on Saturday from English side Sunderland.

Gyan was received at the Dubai International Airport by scores of the club's fans and an inquisitive local media.

"I have great ambition with my new team to please the fans and hit the targets of Al Ain Club Management," Gyan said in his first interview.

"I wish I can answer this question on the field well and to wear Al Ain jersey verily by showing my best in helping the team with my colleagues in the coming seasons."

He added that: "The negotiations moved smoothly because of the seriousness and the will of Al Ain Club to have me in the team which was confirmed by my agent so I happily reached here."

Gyan joined Sunderland in the summer of 2010 from French side Rennes

He has previously played Italian sides Udinese and Modena.


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