Asamoah Gyan was in the stands to see Shanghai in action for the first time

Asamoah Gyan was in the stands as Shanghai SIPG posted a 2-1 win over Guangzhou R&F to progress in the Chinese FA Cup.


The Black Stars captain was a special guest at the game on Wednesday evening following the rescheduling of his medical with the club.

Gyan had arrived in Shanghai earlier in the afternoon (local time) to complete his mega move from Al Ain.

After a brief drop off at his designated hotel, the 29-year-old and his team was driven to meet officials of his prospective new employers before making his way to the Shanghai Stadium to see the side in action.

Wu Lei scored two second half goals to win the game for Shanghai after Jiang Ning opened the scoring for the visitors through a well-taken free kick.

The crowd at the Shanghai Stadium handed Asamoah Gyan a resounding standing ovation when his presence was announced through the stadium?s PA system.

The Ghana international will hold his medical on Thursday and will be unveiled as the club?s latest signing once he signs onto the contract.



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