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.”
His fitness has long been a concern.
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.