Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan scored a brace in Al Ain's comfortable 5-2 drubbing of Emirates at home in the UAE Arabian Gulf League on Friday.
Gyan scored Al Ain's fourth goal from inside the box with a perfect finish to the far post from the right in injury time of the first half.
The Ghanaian also netted in the 68th minute with a powerful header from a free-kick restoring his team's four-goal lead.
Gyan's double took his season tally to eight and now within a goal of leading scorers Edgar Silva (Shabab) and Grafite (Al Ahli).
Nigeria’s Taye Taiwo and Promise Isaac were among the goal scorers as their clubs won away games in the Turkey Super League.
Former Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur striker Frederic Kanoute has announced his imminent retirement from football.
According to media reports in Spain, the 36-year-old told Radio Sevilla that he will not renew his contract with Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan, putting an end to a professional career which began at Lyon in 1997.
The French-born striker also played for West Ham United and Spurs before joining Sevilla in 2005 where he enjoyed most of his success.
He was part of the Sevilla squad which won two consecutive UEFA Cups in 2006 and 2007 and was named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year.
Nigerian striker, Peter Odemwingie scored for Cardiff City in the Barclays English Premier League on Saturday in the club’s 1-2 loss to Newcastle United at the Cardiff City stadium.
Odemwingie scored after 58 minutes after turning Fabricio Coloccini inside out before unleashing a powerful low shot from the edge of the area that beat the Newcastle United goalkeeper, Tim Krul.
The goal which was the attacker’s first for the club in the league however represented scant consolation for the Bluebirds as they failed to find another goal to restore parity.
The Cardiff City Manager, Malky Mackay said Odemwingie’s goal was important as it gave his side the impetus to try and score a second.
With a statement on its official website, Qatar Stars League outfit El Jaish SC has announced that it has signed Nigeria international Kalu Uche on a two-season deal from Turkish club Kasimpasa.
The financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed, although it has been mooted by the press that El Jaish SC will pay around 3.5 million euros to secure the signature of the 2010 World Cup star from Kasimpasa .
The 31-year-old attacker arrived Qatar on Monday to formalize terms with the capital club, and was unveiled after a traditional medical examination.
Kalu Uche ended his one-year collaboration with Kasimpasa following a wage dispute with the leadership of the club.
In what was ultimately a battle of Ghana strikers, Emmanuel Clottey gained the upper hand over national team skipper Asamoah Gyan in a top-flight game in the United Arab Emirates on Friday.
Clottey netted a hat-trick after joining the fray at the start of the second half to help hosts Al Dhafra to a 4:3 victory over visitors Al Ain, despite a late brace by Gyan.
Brazilian winger Michel Bastos gave Al Ain a ninth minute lead which held until the break. The introduction of the former Esperance and Berekum Chelsea hitman Emmanuel Clottey at the start of the second half however changed the game.
Asamoah Gyan announced his return to full fitness by scoring all two goals in Al Ain's 2-1 win over Ajman on Friday in the Arabian Gulf League.
The Ghana captain played the entire duration and bagged the brace within five minutes as Al Ain recorded their first win of the season.
Gyan's opener came on 20 minutes when he applied a header from close range, unmarked, to a cross Brazilian from Michel Bastos.
Five minutes later, he again header in Ahmed Al Shamisi’s free-kick.
But in the 77th minute Guinean midfielder Simon Pierre Feindouno pulled one back for the visitors at the Tahnoun Bin Mohamed Stadium.