Nigeria international striker Emmanuel Emenike fired blanks on a losing debut for United Arab Emirates club Al Ain on Tuesday after being signed to replace Ghana attacker Asamoah Gyan.

Asamoah Gyan was the hero at UAE side Al Ain

Nigeria international striker Emmanuel Emenike fired blanks on a losing debut for United Arab Emirates club Al Ain on Tuesday after being signed to replace Ghana attacker Asamoah Gyan.

Al Ain lost 1-0 to Uzbek Locomotiv in a pre-season game in Austria which made fans of the club miss their former striker Gyan who left for China this month.

Emenike played the first 45 minutes of the game alongside Ryan Babel, but could not get a goal for his team.

The former Spartak Moscow of Russia forward is on a year?s loan to the Dubai-based team from Turkish club Fenerbahce

He was a direct replacement for Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan who has laced on his scoring boots for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG as he has already scored two goals in three league appearances.

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