Ahead of Ghana’s opening Group E match in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, striker Asamoah Gyan says he has almost returned to 100 percent fitness.

The veteran attacker is expected to lead Ghana’s attack when they host Uganda in Tamale on Friday afternoon, marking a return to the national team after missing the last international window’s matches due to injury.

Gyan has had his fair share of injury troubles in recent times, but a return to regular football – having moved on loan to UAE club Al Ahli – seems to have done his health and fitness a world of good.

“I am getting better. In my last match [for Al Ahli], I scored twice and played for 90 minutes. I am still not hundred percent, though, but I am getting there," he said after a training session with the Black Stars earlier this week.

"My body feels good and I am working on my endurance so I do not get tired quickly.

"I am working with my colleagues and everyone will support me to do what I do best. We are all praying for victory on Friday.”

Gyan has scored 48 goals in 95 appearances for Ghana and is the national team’s all-time leading scorer.