Asamoah Gyan: Ghana Legend Announces Retirement at Age 37

Asamoah Gyan: Ghana Legend Announces Retirement at Age 37

Lukman Mumuni
June 20, 2023 at 7:46 PM
  • Asamoah Gyan has retired from football
  • The former Ghana captain announces his retirement at the age of 37
  • Gyan played for several clubs including Stade Rennais and Sunderland

Legendary Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from football after a career which spanned almost two decades.

The 37-year-old, who remains Ghana's all-time leading scorer, finally decided to end his career after almost three years without playing actively.

Gyan cofirmed his retirement at the 30th Afreximbank Annual Meeting held in Accra on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana, AFCON 2010, World Cup
Asamoah Gyanhas announced his retirement from football. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
"I want to take this great opportunity, a stage that is difficult in every footballer's career, a moment all footballers do not wish, but when nature dawns, that thin voice will keep echoing into the ears... it is time... that voice has been clear in my ears, and I have succumbed to it, it is time. It is time to hand the jersey and boots in glory as I officially retire from active football," he said, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.

The 37-year-old made 109 appearances for the Black Stars, scoring 51 goals for the West African powerhouse.

He also holds the record for being Africa's top scorer at the World Cup after scoring six goals in three tournaments.

Gyan contemplates retirement

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.

Gyan reveals worst Ghana moment

Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has revealed his worst moment as 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 criticisms.

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