Ghana's No. 1

I could call this tournament my last- Asamoah Gyan hints at international retirement

Published on: 12 July 2019
I could call this tournament my last- Asamoah Gyan hints at international retirement
Ghana's Captain Asamoah Gyan sits during his team's training session as part of the team's preparation for the African Cup of Nations football tournament at Mongomo stadium on January 18, 2015. Ghana's Captain Asamoah Gyan is likely to miss their African Cup of Nations football match against Senegal on January 19 after contracting malaria and spending a night in hospital. AFP Photo/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ghana's all time leading scorer Asamoah Gyan is set to retire from international football after revealing AFCON 2019 was his last tournament with the Black Stars. 

Gyan has represented Ghana at several international tournaments including three FIFA World Cups' and seven Nations Cup.

The 33-year old is considering calling time off his international career after the Black Stars shocking defeat to Tunisia ended the West African nation's adventure in Egypt.

“I could call this tournament, my last having represented Ghana at this level for seven times," Gyan told GNA Sports.

“Though i have not yet taken a concrete decision yet, I am still considering it, because we have young ones in the team that need to be given the chance to blossom in the national colours,” he added.

Gyan nearly missed AFCON 2019 after retiring from the national team following the change of captaincy in the team only to rescind the decision after 41 hours later.

The former Sunderland attacker made two appearances at the competition after coming on from the bench in the games between Cameroon and Tunisia.

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