Goal for Ghana’s Gyan signals recovery

reuters, Wednesday 18 Jan 2012

Asamoah Gyan signaled his recovery from a hamstring injury with a goal as Ghana completed their African Nations Cup warm-ups on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Platinum Stars

Gyan

A fortnight of intense treatment saw Gyan return to full training at the start of the week and play in the starting lineup for the Black Stars against the South African premier league club at Rustenberg’s Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

Fellow forward Andre Ayew also scored.

Gyan, on loan from Sunderland at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, had been doubtful for the tournament and faced an anxious wait last week before medical staff cleared him in time for the deadline for the final 23-man squad.

Ghana depart for co-hosts Gabon on Friday and will play their opening Group D game against Botswana in Franceville on Tuesday.

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