Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan, Africa’s top scorer in the history of the World Cup, has returned to his homeland in a surprise move to sign for local side Legon Cities.
His return was confirmed by the Ghana Premier League on Saturday, local transfer deadline day, with the 34-year-old putting pen to paper on a one-year deal.
The signing marks Gyan’s return to domestic football for the first time since 2003 when he left Liberty Professionals for Italian side Udinese, embarking on a career that would include stints in England, France and China among others.
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Gyan has travelled all around the globe having had stints with English Premier League Sunderland, Turkish side Kayserispor, among many other clubs.
He featured 36 times for the Black Cats before moving to Al-Ain (UAE) on a loan deal which eventually transpired in a permanent move the following season.
Gyan made his proficient debut in 2003 with Liberty Professionals in the Ghanaian Premier League, scoring 10 goals in 16 games.
He represented Ghana at 2006, 2010, and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With six goals, he is the top African goal scorer in the history of the World Cup.