Video: Emotional Moment Asamoah Gyan Breaks Down in Tears as he Announces Retirement

Video: Emotional Moment Asamoah Gyan Breaks Down in Tears as he Announces Retirement

Lukman Mumuni
June 20, 2023 at 8:32 PM
  • Asamoah Gyan has retired from football
  • The former Ghana captain announced his retirement on Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Gyan played for two decades for the national team of Ghana

Former Ghana captain, 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 hang his boots 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 Gyan has announced his retirement from football. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter

In a video shared on social media, Gyan broke down in tears as he said his final good bye to the game.

"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 wrote on Twitter.

The former Stade Rennais and Sunderland striker remains the country's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.

Gyan ponders 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 explains GPL decision

Legendary Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan has disclosed that his decision to play in the domestic topflight league was backed by his quest to make an impact in his home country.

Injuries plagued Gyan's brief spell at Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities and he has since not played competitively after leaving the club in 2021.

Although he is yet to officially hang his boots, Gyan is hoping to have a last dance with a club in the league before calling it quits.

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