The 36-year-old spent four years at Al Ain, where he attained legendary status after enjoying a trophy-laden spell at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium.
Asamoah Gyan: Ghana legend honoured by former club Al Ain in UAE
Ex-Ghana international Asamoah Gyan has been honoured by United Arab Emirates (UAE) giants Al Ain on his visit to Dubai.
Gyan won three UAE Pro League titles, the President’s Cup and the Super Cup and was also the league’s top scorer three times.
He also helped Al Ain to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League in 2014, where he again emerged as the highest scorer in the continental competition.
The Ghanaian scored over 100 goals for Al Ain and, on Tuesday, he was honoured after returning to the Asian country.
Photos shared on social media showed Gyan being honoured by the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Ain, Khaled Abdullah Hamar Ain Al Dhaheri.
“It is difficult for me to express my feelings towards Al-Ain, the great club that I love and adore, and in which I spent a wonderful period,” the former Sunderland forward said.
“I have memories that cannot fall from my memory, and I will not reveal a secret if I tell you that I consider it the best club ever for me, and personally, I am very happy to be back in my big home.”
Meanwhile, Gyan is currently in Dubai with President Nana Akufo-Addo and other government officials for the Dubai Expo 2020.
In a Twitter post, he wrote: “Joined the Ghana Contingent at the Dubai Expo 2020 led by the President of the Republic @NAkufoAddo.
“It was a great experience as I represented my country in a different capacity as we woo more investors into the country.”
Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top, having netted 51 times for his country.