Black Stars General Captain, Asamoah Gyan has shot down considerations of him retiring from football, saying he has a lot more football in him.
The 34-year-old former Liberty Professionals striker who has represented Ghana since 2003 featured at AFCON 2019 but remained on the bench for greater parts of the tournament.
He has an impressive start at NorthEast United in India, but sustained an injury which many believed would force him to hang his boots.
But the entertainer cum player is not ready to call it quit on his incredible 17 years football career and says he was still motivated to continue playing football, adding that, “I won’t give ears to people who say I should retire because I still have a lot in me.”
The Shanghai SIPG, Kayserispor and Sunderland forward said he was confident he can still play till he can no longer run.
“I feel I have a lot to prove on the field; when I see certain things, I feel like I can still do it.
“A lot of people have tried but I always say to myself I will call it one day but on my own terms: Nobody can retire me. I know my body, when I feel I can’t go again I will hang up my boots.”
Gyan made his international debut at the age of 17, when he scored on his senior international debut against Somalia on November 19, 2003 in the 90th minute.
Gyan is currently without a club and reports say he is likely to join Kumasi Asante Kotoko when football resumes.
Although he has not won anything significant with the Black Stars, he was honoured at Al Ain FC with the UAE Pro League: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, UAE President’s Cup: 2013–14 and Arabian Gulf Super Cup: 2012.
Individually, he has won the BBC African Footballer of the Year: 2010, CAF Team of the Year: 2010, 2013, 2014, UAE Pro League Top Scorer: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, AFC Champions League Top Scorer: 2014, AFC Foreign Player of the Year: 2014. –Sportnetgh.com