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Asamoah Gyan quits Ghana’s Football Team Over Captaincy 



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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1 Comment

  1. Tamuno

    May 22, 2019 at 2:28 am

    This only goes to confirm how power greedy some folks are. What’s there to be captained by another?
    Why can’t people learn to know we are still royalty even if our brothers and sisters are heir to the throne


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