Asamoah Gyan Awarded 2014 Foreign Player of the Year

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has been awarded the Foreign Player of the Year in the Asian Confederation.

The Black Stars captain wins the continental award following his exploits in the just ended Asian Champions League.

Gyan emerged the top scorer of the competition with 12 goals in Al Ain’s campaign which ended at the semi final stage.

The 28-year-old’s award will be handed over to the UAE FA for onward transfer to the former Sunderland hitman who is currently with the Black Stars despite being ruled out due to injury.

“Al Ain’s Ghanaian player Mr. Asamoah Gyan’s consistent and excellent performance in the AFC Champions League scoring a total of 12 goals and helping his team reach the semi finals of the competition is an achievement to be proud of,” a letter signed by the AFC General Secretary Dato Soosay to the UAE FA read.

“On behalf of AFC President and the AFC Executive Committee members, it is our honour to present the AFC Foreign Player of the Year 2014 accolade to Mr. Asamoah Gyan.

“The award will be sent to your association this month and we wish all the best to Mr. Asamoah Gyan for the future.”

Gyan has been racking up awards after awards since his arrival in the UAE in 2011.

The Black Stars leading scorer shocked the whole world with his initial loan move from Sunderland to Al Ain.

Many believed the move was backward and will not inure to the benefit of the 28-year-old.

But Gyan’s scoring record for both club and country has been nothing short of phenomenon.

He has emerged top goalscorer in the UAE top flight for three consecutive times and has also again been shortlisted in the initial nominations for this year’s Africa Player of the Year award.

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