Gyan returns from injury to score first goal season

Shanghai SIPG striker Asamoah Gyan is delighted to have found the back of the net for the first time this season.

The Ghana captain scored one goal in the Red Eagles’ 4-0 victory over Liaoning Whowin in the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

The goal marked the 30-year-old’s first strike in two league games this season, having been kept in and out of action by a series of injury setbacks.

“I am happy and it’s beginning to come together for me,” Gyan told HappyFM.

“Let’s pray and see what happens in the next few games.

“In football, injuries are part, but once I have returned, I will continue giving my best.

“Soon, I will be back to my very best.”

Gyan became the highest paid African footballer and the sixth in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez following his £227,000-a-week contract with the Chinese club.

He scored four goals in his first season, having joined the side in July last year.

The Accra-born has also previously represented the likes of Italian sides Udinese and Modena, French side Rennes, English Premier League outfit Sunderland and Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates after his days with local side Liberty Professionals.

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