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Former World Cup star signs for North East United FC

A stalwart in African football, Asamoah Gyan has featured in four editions of FIFA World Cup and is the current leading goal scorer in his continent

Former World Cup star signs for North East United FC
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 19 Sep 2019 10:12 AM GMT

In a scintillating move, ISL franchise North East United FC has roped in the services of Ghana International and former Premier League striker Asamoah Gyan. The all-time highest goal scorer of Ghanaian team, he has been without a club since July 1 after his contract ended with Turkish outfit Kayserispor. 

A stalwart in African football, Gyan has featured in four editions of FIFA World Cup and is the current leading goal scorer of Africa continent in the history of FIFA World Cup, with six goals.

Speaking on the new deal, Gyan said,

“I am extremely excited to start this new chapter in my career. I have heard great things about NorthEast United FC and the Indian Super League and I am thrilled to be a part of it for the upcoming season. I am confident that we can better the wonderful season the club had last year."

https://twitter.com/NEUtdFC/status/1174616115017744384

The 33-year-old talismanic striker is also Ghana’s most capped player and has two Africa Cup of Nations’ Runner-Up medals under his name. In his club career, Gyan has made more than 400 appearances and has scored more than200 goals so far.

Gyan has played in the Premier League for Sunderland and had scored 11 goals in 36 appearances. He was loaned out to Al-Ain FC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after spending a season with the Black Cats. He spent the best days of his career in Al-Ain, scoring 60 goals in 66 matches.

NorthEast have been looking to sign a top forward ever since Bartholomew Ogbeche left the club. While the Highlanders have shown promise across the five edition of the ISL, they haven’t yet been able to reach the final of the competition and will be counting on their new signing, who is raring to get into action.

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