Ghanaian football star who’s also the country’s all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan has retired from international football a month before the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gyan, who was named in the squad, said he’s excusing himself from the tournament, as well as retiring from the national team, after he was replaced as Ghana’s captain.
“I cannot pretend to be happy…. If the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team (squad) of the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament. I also wish to retire from the national team permanently,” Gyan said in a statement.
“I would continue to serve the country Ghana in other endeavours as a businessman through various investments,” he said.
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— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) May 20, 2019
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