Asamoah Gyan who sustained muscle injury last month returned to have a part to play as his side Al Ahli piped Sharjah by a goal to nil on Friday.
Gyan, 31 came on in the 62 minute to replace Waleed Hussain.
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The Ghana captain is expected to start next Friday when Al Ahli host Al Ittihad Kalba in another league clash.
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Asamoah Gyan's comeback to the field is a big boost for the Black Stars ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in January, 2017