"I Still Feel Young But Ghanaians Want Me to Quit": Asamoah Gyan Contemplates Retirement

"I Still Feel Young But Ghanaians Want Me to Quit": Asamoah Gyan Contemplates Retirement

Lukman Mumuni
June 6, 2023 at 3:15 PM
  • Asamoah Gyan has opened up on his future in football
  • The former Ghana captain has been inactive for two years
  • Gyan failed to make the Ghana team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan has revealed that he is still contemplating his retirement despite being inactive for over two years.

The 37-year-old last played for Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities in 2021 and is currently unattached.

However, Gyan is considering a last dance before calling time on a glittering career spanning two decades.

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Asamoah Gyan has disclosed he is yet to make a decision on his future. Credit: @ghanafaofficial @Asempa_947
Source: Twitter
“If you love doing something, it’s difficult to stop so I’m still behind the scenes contemplating on either continuing to play or ending it,” Gyan told Asempa FM, as quoted by Pulse.
“I still feel young but Ghanaians always want to see you quit when you stay long in the game. It is for this reason that certain players like Richard Kingson and co retired unwillingly and that is what really costs us.”

Gyan believes the national team needs players with his experience.

He continued: “That is when you see people missing the quality in you and wished you were still in the team. Meanwhile, you were least appreciated when you were active.
“But I am not really moved because people tend to override on your popularity to make a name with such comments.”

The former Sunderland striker remains Ghana's all-time leading scorer, with 51 goals from 109 appearances, as reported by Transfermarkt.

Gyan reveals worst Ghana moment

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Gyan has revealed his worst moment as a Ghana player.

The 37-year-old, who is yet to announce his retirement from the game, played for the national team for almost two decades, going on to become the country's all-time top scorer.

However, at a point in his career, he contemplated ending his time with the national team due to unfair criticism.

Gyan eulogizes Kwadwo Asamoah

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has showered praise on ex-teammate, Kwadwo Asamoah after a highlight package of his game for Juventus was shared on social media.

Gyan and Asamoah played together for several years in the national team and both started their careers abroad in Italy, playing for Udinese.

Asamoah played for four Serie A clubs, but his days with Juventus and Inter Milan were the best of his career, winning many titles with the Old Lady in particular.

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