Breaking News: Asamoah Gyan Retires From National Team

Asamoah Gyan, captain of the Ghana National team has retired from the team.

In a statement signed by the Black Stars captain, he will from today 20th May 2019 recuse himself from the 2019 AFCON and retire from the National Team.

Gyan who joined the Black Stars in 2003 pointed out the challenges he has faced as the captain of the National Team and how Ghanaians are paying him back.

According to Asamoah Gyan if the captaincy of the AFCON 2019 would be given to someone whiles his name is in the team for the tournament, then he will not be part of the tournament and the national team as a whole.

Upon Consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and captain of the National team, if the decision of the coach is to give the captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team for the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament. I also wish to retire from the National Team permanently‘ a portion of the statement read.

Read full statement below :

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