Gyan makes goalscoring return for Ghana

Asamoah Gyan allayed the fears of many Ghana fans by playing and scoring in an Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match on Wednesday.

The Black Stars beat Platinum Stars 2-0 in the South African city Rustenburg, thanks to goals from Gyan and Andre 'Dede' Ayew.

The former Sunderland striker drove home after 27 minutes, with Ayew adding a second five minutes later.

Gyan had been a major concern after damaging a hamstring in late December .

The United Arab Emirates-based striker, 26, had been expected to be out for three weeks but returned to training on Saturday following horse placenta treatment from a Serbian healer.

He managed 45 minutes for Goran Stevanovic's side on Wednesday, before being withdrawn by the Serb coach at half-time as a precautionary measure.

The game at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, which hosted a number of World Cup matches in 2010, was the second for Ghana after Sunday's 1-1 draw in a practice match with South Africa.

The Black Stars have been training in the land where they reached the World Cup quarter-finals in 2010 ahead of flying to Gabon for the tournament on Friday.

Ghana have been drawn in Group D where they will play Botswana (24 January), Mali (28 January) and Guinea (01 February).