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Asamoah Gyan officially retires from football

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Asamoah Gyan, formal captain of the Ghana National senior football team, Black Stars has officially announced his retirement from professional football. Asamoah Gyan earned a nickname in football called Baby Jet.

Asamoah Gyan started his professional football career at the Ghana Premier League with then Liberty Professionals which is currently out of the GPL.

Speaking at the Afremximbank 30th Annual Meeting held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday, Gyan said the time had come to call it quits.

“…I want to take this great opportunity, a stage that is difficult in every footballer’s career, a moment all footballers do not wish, but when nature dawns, that thin voice will keep echoing into the ears…IT IS TIME…that voice has been clear in my ears, and I have succumbed to it, IT IS TIME. IT IS TIME TO HANG THE JERSEY AND BOOTS IN GLORY as I retire officially from active football,” part of his statement reads.

With tears in his eyes in the company of Ivory Coast football legend Didier Drogba, Gyan called time on his illustrious career.

After 18years of his career, Asamoah Gyan has finally quits soccer. He also played for two local clubs and nine international clubs making it 11 separate clubs during his lifetime in football. In a record, he started from Ghana Premier League (GPL) and ended at the GPL. He started at Liberty Professionals, 2003 and ended at Legon Cities that was newly promoted football club right after COVID break.

Asamoah Gyan is the Ghana’s all-time top scorer, in a statement released on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, announced that he has closed his professional playing after 18 years.
He started his European with Udinese, Modena F.C, Stade Rennais, Sunderland and later proceeded to UAE club Al Ain FC which actually made him richer after he left EPL club Sunderland that made him most popular due his dancing skills.
He also played for the following clubs Shanghai Port F.C, Shabab Al Ahli Club, Kayserispor, NorthEast United FC  and actually ended the his career at GPL club Legon Cities.

Asamoah Gyan became Ghana’s all-time leading scorer with 51 goals in 109 games during his international career. He is one of the black stars players who have received lashes from Ghanaians that includes penalty missed in the World Cup game between Uruguay in South Africa 2010. That tournament also made him known due to his penalty shooting.

He is one of Africa’s revered strikers, holding the record as Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup with 6 goals.

He scored Ghana’s first-ever goal at the World Cup in 2006 and scored the precious goal that sent the country to the quarter-final in 2010, becoming the third African nation to achieve the feat until Morocco bettered the record in the 2022 World Cup.

He played at seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, including two finals. Unfortunately, he lost both. He is Ghana’s second-top scorer at the AFCON with 8 goals.

Read his full statement below

Source: Thepressradio.com|2023

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