Gyan rejoices over first 90 minutes in a year

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The Kayserispor forward reveals his excitement about breaking his jinx

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is delighted to have seen out 90 minutes of game time for the first time in a year.

The troubled Black Stars captain reached the landmark at Turkish club side Kayserispor in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Kardemir Karabukspor in the Super Lig.

At 32, he has struggled for form but largely with injuries since completing a move to the Anatolian Star last summer, making the weekend achievement a significant step.

“Great performance on Sunday,” Gyan said as reported by Myjoyonline.

“I was so happy for myself because for the first time in a year I was able to last the entire duration of the game.

"I feel so good I was able to play [for] 90 minutes. [It was a] great game although I didn't get a goal, but the performance was good.

“It was a good team performance and I am very happy for myself because it feels [good] to be back.”

Gyan’s predicaments have limited him to only eight league appearances, involving two starts and one goal, thus far this campaign.

His fitness has long been a concern.

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Prior to moving to Turkey, he was reported to have failed a medical at English outfit Reading.

He made 15 topflight outings for United Arab Emirates side Al Ahli Dubai in 2016-17, before making a switch to Turkey.

While with Chinese outfit Shanghai SIPG, the former Sunderland forward made 10 league appearances each in 2016 and 2015.

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