UAE football giants Al Ahli have officially unveiled new signing Asamoah Gyan ahead of the start of the Arabian Gulf League season. The ceremony took place at the club’s secretariat in Dubai on Sunday afternoon, and saw the Black Stars captain flaunting his number 3 jersey (although he is expected be wear a number 90 jersey at his new club according to previous reports), with smiles for the cameras.
The 30-year-old moved fast to secure a season long loan with UAE giants Al Ahli after failing to secure a similar move to Reading.
Meanwhile Asamoah Gyan has revealed that former club Al Ain refused to grant him the chance to return to the club hence his loan move to Al Ahli. Speaking on GHONE TV, Gyan revealed he understands the bitterness of the Al Ain fans but cannot be faulted for joining their biggest title rivals.
"اليوم أنا ألعب لأكبر نادي في الامارات، أعد جمهور الأهلي بتسجيل الأهداف و البطولات" – الاسطورة أسمواه جيان pic.twitter.com/9Q7DHX55Kb
— المعزّب ASAMOAH GYAN (@D_J39AJ39) September 4, 2016
“I spoke to them a couple of months ago [but] they told me they’ve had their recruitment [and] everything was okay so I had no chance there”
“So moving there [Al Ahli], I’ll say it wasn’t my fault. It’s part of the job.
“I’m very happy where I am [Al Ahli] today.
The new UAE Pro League begins September 17 and Gyan is expected to introduce his goal scoring prowess to aid his new side.
— صحيفة الرؤية (@Alroeya) September 4, 2016
Ghanaian player mysteriously dies in a pool
We can confirm that Niger-Based Ghanaian midfielder Salifu Okocha is reported to have passed after diving into a pool after a league game.
Salifu Yassana Okocha who plays for Nigerien side SA Fan is believed to have crashed his head on the concrete floor of the swimming pool after diving in it.
Reports are that Salifu Okocha died instantly after diving into a pool while he was with his team mates in Niger.
According to a friend of Okocha Hackman Abraham who confirmed the story, Okocha died instantly after diving in the pool.
Okocha was a member of the Nania FC side that won the MTN FA Cup in 2011 by beating Asante Kotoko in the final.
He also played for Wa All Stars and Tamale Utrecht Academy .
He hails from Sandema, in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
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