Gyan closes in on UAE Pro League with Al Ain

Asamoah Gyan has been prolific for Al Ain this season

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan will win the UAE Etisalat Pro League with Al Ain if they beat Al Jazira on Friday night at home.

Al Ain lead Jazira by eight points with four matches left, and a victory would leave them 11 ahead with three left, and no other club could be closer than 10 points behind.

Gyan-who joined on-loan from Sunderland in September-has been prolific for Al Ain as he leads the scorers chart with 17 goals, in only 14 appearances.

His tally could have been more had he not left to play for Ghana at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

“This match is like a final,” said Cosmin Olaroiu, Al Ain’s Romanian coach.

“We are waiting to harvest our efforts for the whole season, so we should double our efforts and increase our concentration to reach our end.”

Jazira’s Brazillian coach Caio Junior said he had a plan to keep Gyan and his colleagues at bay.

“We will adopt the same strategy as we did against Baniyas in the President’s Cup final, and that is to strike a good balance between attack and defence,” Caio Junior said.

“However, Al Ain will be a different opponent than Baniyas because they have a very dangerous attack led by Gyan and Al Qahtani. We have a plan for them, though.”

Jazira have their own potent strike force in Ricardo Oliveira and his Brazil compatriot Bare, as well as Matias Delgado, the Argentine midfielder.

Source: MTNFootball Ghana


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