Gyan returns to training to give Ghana boost ahead of quarter final

Ahram Online , Saturday 28 Jan 2017,
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Ghana's forward Asamoah Gyan celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Mali in Port-Gentil on January 21, 2017 AFP

Asamoah Gyan returned to training on Saturday to give Ghana a major boost before they face DR Congo in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

Ghanasoccernet said the UAE-based striker took part in an afternoon training session and seems ready to play against DR Congo.

The 31-year-old's participation in the remainder of the tournament looked in doubt when he picked up a thigh injury and was replaced in the 1-0 defeat by Egypt in their last Group D game on Wednesday.

But medical tests showed on Friday that his injury was not as serious as first thought.

Gyan, who has scored for Ghana at the finals, is a key component for the west African country as they face the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem on Sunday.

He is playing in a sixth successive Nations Cup tournament.

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