01 August 2017

Asamoah Gyan wastes no time in reaffirming his quality in Turkey, silences critics

Asamoah Gyan

A. Gyan

Asamoah Gyan has wasted little time in reaffirming his quality at new club Kayserispor, silencing his critics who had lined up to sing the dirges of his career.

A section of the Ghanaian media started predicting the end of the career of the superstar after Gyan clinched the move to the Turkish top-flight club last month.

The Ghana captain returned to Europe after five years spent in the United Arab Emirates and China, following his deal with the top-flight Turkish side.

His critics were of the view that with his age, coupled with some injury problems – Gyan won’t be able to make the impact he made in the UAE and England.

However after just two matches in pre-season, Gyan seems to have answered his critics while Kayserispor are rubbing their hands in glee over the performance of the hotshot attacker.

Kayerispor, who finished 15th in the Turkish top flight last season, look to have pulled off a coup, and Gyan’s form in friendlies has done much to enforce this notion.

The former Sunderland man opened the scoring in the 16th minute of his new club’s friendly against Qatari side Al-Duhail SC on Sunday when he struck a fine free kick.

The striker’s effort was ultimately cancelled out by Ismail Muhammad just after the half-hour mark, but it was yet another demonstration of the West African’s potent threat.

On Thursday, he’d also scored twice as the Anatolian Star downed Hannover 96 4-2 in a friendly, hitting an 82nd-minute penalty and then adding the Turkish side’s third minutes later.

Kayserispor, who also boast African talent in Ali Ahamada (Comoros), Stephane Badji (Senegal), Ryan Mendes (Cape Verde), Landry N’Guemo, Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (both Cameroon), begin their Super Lig campaign away at Galatasaray on August 14.

If Gyan is to replicate the form he has shown in pre-season when the Super Lig, he would be the biggest bargain in the Turkish top-flight with his critics biting their tongues.

Source: Ghanasoccernet.com/KweseESPN


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