Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan helped his Shanghai SIPG finish second in the Chinese Super League to qualify the club to next season’s Asian Champions League.
The Black Stars captain lasted the entire duration in his first start since his return from injury in the side’s 2-1 win over Liaoning Whowin on Saturday.
Shanghai SIPG came mightily close to winning the Chinese Super League but for Guangzhou Evergrande’s impressive 2-0 win at to Beijing to seal their fifth consecutive domestic triumph.
Gyan who joined Shanghai in June managed to play 10 top flight matches and scored four goals.
His brief time in Chinese football however suffered several setbacks due to injury.
The former Al Ain ace will now get a chance to complete pre-season with his new club and also feature in their maiden campaign in the AFC Champions League next season.