Sulley Muntari has played more minutes (92) for Hearts of Oak in two games than Asamoah Gyan (79 minutes) has done for Legon Cities the whole of last season.
Muntari, who joined the defending Ghana Premier League champions during the ongoing second transfer window, made his debut the next game against Great Olympics on Sunday, February 6, before making his first start the following Sunday against Real Tamale United.
Gyan, who signed for the Royals on a one-year deal at the start of the 2020/21 season, played only five league games for Legon Cities, and only made his debut after matchday 4.
Muntari, 37, played 13 minutes against Great Olympics and 79 minutes against Real Tamale United on Sunday while Gyan (then 35) played 79 minutes in the league for Legon Cities as they battled to escape relegation on the final day of the season.
Gyan made his Legon Cities debut against Dreams FC in Dawu on December 5, 2020, before playing another 31 minutes the following match against Asante Kotoko.
The Ghana all-time top scorer missed 12 games through injury before making the bench in the 13th game, missed the next game and played another 8 minutes against Dreams FC on April 25, 2021.
He played another 16 minutes against Asante Kotoko in the next game before rounding up his Legon Cities career with a minute cameo against WAFA in round 25 last season.
Asamoah Gyan’s one-year deal was not renewed at the end of the season and is again a free agent player.
The two players all last played for Liberty Professionals in the Ghana Premier League before moving to Europe.
Gyan returned after 17 years overseas while Muntari made a comeback after more than two decades and was inactive for nearly three years before the Hearts move at the start of this month.
Muntari looked fitter than Gyan and still wins 50-50 challenges against youngsters on Sunday against Real Tamale United.