‘I still feel young’- Asamoah Gyan overrules retirement


Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has refused to give up on playing football despite being inactive in the last few years.

Following Ghana’s knockout stage exit in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2019, Gyan has not featured for the Black Stars again and last played for Legon Cities in 2021.

The former Sunderland striker has been on punditry duties during major competitions and has intensified the scouting of young talents during his inactive period.


However, he insists, he is yet to decide on announcing his retirement citing his capabilities to continue playing against popular opinions of being old and weak.

“If you love doing something it’s difficult to stop so I’m still behind the scenes contemplating on either continuing to play or ending it,” he told Asempa FM.

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“I still feel young but Ghanaians always want to see you quit when you stay long in the game. It is for this reason that certain players like Richard Kingson and co retired unwillingly and that is what really costs us.

“That is when you see people missing the quality in you and wished you were still in the team. Meanwhile, you were least appreciated when you were active.

“But I am not really moved because people tend to override on your popularity to make a name with such comments.”

Gyan still boasts of being the top African scorer at the World Cup with six goals in three tournaments.

He also holds the record of the all-time top scorer for Ghana with 51 goals in 109 appearances.


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