Gyan handed 2-match ban

AL Ain captain Asamoah Gyan has been handed a rare two-match ban by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for a tackle on an opponent two months ago.

Gyan was slapped with the two-match ban following a sitting of the Disciplinary Committee of the AFC over the incident which occurred in September.

The Asian Football Confederation reviewed the Ghana captain’s tackle on Mihai Pintilii of Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal during the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

He was sent off with 20 minutes left in the September 30 game.

The decision by the referee was disputed by the UAE club which resulted in the AFC seeking for the video before the decision was taken.

The Ghana captain is noted for his discipline and his sending off came as a surprise to many.

In the Egyptian leaue, Ghanaian striker John Antwi registered his 10th league goal of the season by scoring in Ismaily’s 2-1 win at Assiouti Sport on Monday in the Egyptian Premier League.

He opened the scoring in the 76th minute and move dclear on top of the scorers’ chart.

Skipper Hosni Abd-Rabou doubled the lead six minutes later before Teddy Adams scored a consolation goal from the spot in the dying seconds of the game.

Ismaily are now eighth on the league table; ten points behind leaders ENPPI who have amassed 26 points in 11 matches.

Meanwhile, Al Ismaily has announced that their Ghanaian attacker, John Antwi, is not for sale this season.

Antwi joined Al Ismaily in 2013 after failing to link up with Egyptian side Al Ahly. He has since then become one of the best foreign players in the Egyptian league.

Among the teams interested in Antwi’s service are Al Ahly and Zamalek. Ahly head coach Juan Carlos Garrido asked his board to sign the player.

“We have many offers for Antwi, but we decided to keep him with us till the end of the season next summer so we can study all offers,” Al Ismaily board member Waleed Al Kilani told

“The team need the efforts of all the players. No one will leave, that is our decision.”

The 22-year-old player ended last season as the top scorer and has scored nine goals in 12 matches so far this term.

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