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FIFA lauds Asamoah Gyan’s return to Ghana Premier League

FIFA has hailed Asamoah Gyan for his return to the Ghana Premier League after joining Legon Cities.

Asamoah Gyan

The 34-years completed his move to Ghana Premier League outfit Legon Cities for a deal which is understood to keep him at the club for a four-year period.

The deal which is worth $250,000 a year will see the former Ghana skipper earn an accumulated $1 million within the four years.

The Ghanaian football fraternity has lauded Asamoah Gyan for his return to the Ghana Premier League and the world football governing body has joined to salute the legendary Ghanaian striker for his move to Legon Cities.

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"The highest scoring African in #WorldCup history has returned to Ghana. Good luck at @LegonCitiesFC, Asamoah," the post read.

Gyan had been available since his contract with Indian side NorthEast United expired in February. He was first linked to Asante Kotoko, but the deal fell through after the Porcupine Warriors reportedly failed to meet his asking price of $500,000

Legon Cities came into the picture after talks with Kotoko collapsed and have now managed to seal; a deal with him.

Asamoah Gyan last played in the Ghana Premier League in the 2003 season with Liberty Professionals, which was his debut season and he bagged 10 goals, but left for Udinese before the season ended.

He has had an illustrious career, having played for Udinese, Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Shanghai SIPG, Kayserispor, etc.

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At the national team level Asamoah Gyan has represented Ghana in three FIFA World Cups and he is Africa’s all-time top scorer in the Mundial.

Gyan is also Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals.

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