Asamoah Gyan Announces Shock Retirement From Black Stars

Ghana’s all-time leading scorer Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from the national team following what seems to be a disagreement between the player and the coach Akwasi Appiah.

With only 32 days to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the Black Stars will be without their goal talisman.

Gyan announced his retirement in a press release through the Asamoah Gyan Foundation which stated his reasons for making the decision.

The striker who has been pivotal to the Black Stars in the past ten major tournaments the team has qualified for disclosed that there was no reason for him to be in the team if he was not handed the captain’s armband.

The statement read: “If the decision of the coach is to give 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.

The Kayserispor forward went on to thank his fans and the past Presidents of Ghana and ensured his undying love for his country.

Ghana are drawn with the Benin Republic, reigning champions Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau in Group F of the 2019 AFCON.