Soccer News of Sunday, 12 July 2015
Al Ain board member Mohammed Bin Abdulah has urged the press and fans not to compare Emmanuel Emenike with Ghana star Asamoah Gyan who he replaced at the club.
He said both players are different and so have their different attributes.
“It is not logical to compare Emenike and Gyan. Both are top quality strikers with special qualities of their own,” he argued.
Emenike has replaced Gyan, who has left for China after becoming a household name at Al Ain, where he scored a total of 95 goals in 81 matches.
Meanwhile, Nigeria international Emenike commenced training with his new team Al Ain of Dubai on Friday just hours after he was presented to the press and public.
The former Spartak Moscow striker joined Al Ain on a year’s loan deal from Fenerbahce and has settled down for business immediately.
The team will soon hit Austria for a training camping ahead of the new season.