Asamoah Gyan was part of coach Kwasi Appiahâ€™s men that travelled to Xiâ€™an to battle China, but the Ghana striker could only watch the game from the bench.
DAILY GUIDE SPORTS gathered that the technical team decided to rest the Al-Ain marksman due to fatigue and a slight knock he received during training session.
A close source to the team revealed that the player was in a position to lead the attack but the technical handlers thought it prudent to make him rest.
â€śHe was in a position to play but he arrived last Monday evening, so the technical team realized it would not be prudent to use him,â€ť the source said.
Wednesdayâ€™s game would have been Gyanâ€™s first international assignment since February this year.
Meanwhile, reports from China says despite not kicking a ball, Gyanâ€™s arrival from his UAE base drew massive crowds to the team.
Ghana held China to a 1-1 drawn game.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum