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Sports News of Monday, 23 April 2018


Asamoah Gyan congratulates Al-Ain on UAE Pro-League triumph

Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars captain

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has congratulated his former club Al Ain after they were confirmed champions of the 2017/18 UAE Pro-League.

Al Ain were confirmed winners of the UAE Pro League with a game to spare after inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Al Nasr on Saturday.

Zoran Mamic’s side were too hot for Al Nasr to handle as a hat-trick from Swedish international Marcus Berg and a goal from UAE forward Ahmed Khalil in the 94th minute completed the rout.

Gyan, who won three league trophies with the side during his four-year stay, took to his Instagram page to eulogized the team’s achievement;

”It’s a done deal. CONGRATULATIONS to AL AIN FC for winning the league this year. I’m happy to be part of this great club. Thanks to all the fans for supporting the team ????????????????????????????“

Saturday’s 4-0 victory at Al Nasr sealed for the Garden City side a 13th top-flight crown, and first trophy in three years, with one round to spare. Last champions in the 2014/15 season, Al Ain lost only once in the league this campaign.

In taking the title, they also booked provisionally their spot in the Fifa Club World Cup, to take place in the Emirates later this year.

Gyan, who now plies his trade with Kayserispor in Turkey scored 95 goals in 85 appearances for the club in a four-year stint, before departing to Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG.