Gyan scores against former club

FBL-ASIA-C1-ITTIHAD-AINGHANA captain Asamoah Gyan was on target as Al Ahli handed bitter rivals Al Ain a 5-1 defeat in the United Arab Emirates League Cup on Wednesday.

The match was incidentally the striker’s first outing for the side since completing a season-long loan deal from Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG.

Even more interesting, Al Ain happens to be the 30-year-old’s former side, a club he left a year ago.

Brazilian attacker Rodrigo Lima opened the scoring for Ahli at the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai on five minutes, before Habib Fardan Abdualla added the second three minutes to half-time.

Waleed Hussain then made it 3-0 in the 69th minute, after which Gyan, who had been introduced in the 73rd minute, netted to give his side a four-goal lead.

Everton Ribeiro was the last to get his name on the score-sheet for Ahli, ahead of Ciao Lucas Fernandes’ consolation for Al Ain in injury time.

Gyan could make his Arabian Gulf League bow when Ahli host Emirates Club next week Saturday.

He claimed the UAE Pro League Top Scorer Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the AFC Champions League Top Scorer as well as the AFC Foreign Player of the Year in 2014 during his first UAE stint. –

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