Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has retired from the Senior National team, the Black Stars.
Gyan’s shocking announcement was revealed in a statement he released moments ago.
In a statement posted to his official Twitter page, Asamoah Gyan said “I wish to recuse myself from the [AFCON] tournament]. I also wish to retire from the national team permanently; not pretending my presence would not fuel the purported undermining the country has seen under my captaincy.”
“Upon consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and captain of the National team, 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,” Gyan said in a statement.
“I would continue to serve the country Ghana in other endeavors as a businessman through various investments.”
The 33-year-old who was in line to lead the Black Stars at the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament which is set to begin in July in what many had speculated would be his last major competition with the squad.
Read Gyan’s full statement announcing his retirement below…