Asamoah Gyan returns to the Ghana Premier League after 6,000 days – Ghana Sports Online

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Legendary Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has made a return to the Ghana Premier League after 200 months.

Gyan, 34, sealed his move to Legon Cities Football Club on the Ghanaian transfer window deadline day in a deal that is reportedly worth USD$1 million per season.

The former Sunderland and Stade Rennes striker was heavily linked with a move to Asante Kotoko but the deal hit the snag for an unknown reason.

Gyan, who is Africa’s top scorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup, is expected to be named captain of the ambitious side who have also made a number of impressive signings.

The Ghana national team all-time leading scorer’s return to the Ghana Premier League means has made a return to the league 6000 days after leaving the West African nation for greener pastures in Italy.

Gyan, then 18 years of age, left the shores of Ghana on the 8th of February 2004 after excelling in a Premier League game against Asante Kotoko.

He signed a 5-year-contract with Serie A side Udinese in mid February 2004 and went on to impress in the league after garnering experience during a loan spell at Modena.

Gyan was once the only player in football’s history to have scored in 9 major tournaments. He lost that record to Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

He has featured for clubs like Sunderland, Al Ain, Stade Rennes, Modena, Udinese, Shanghai SIPG and Indian Premier League side NorthEast United.

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