2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kayserispor striker Asamoah Gyan coy on retirement from international football

Published on: 09 July 2019

Ghana and Kayserispor striker Asamoah Gyan may have played his last game for the Black Stars after their penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 on Monday. 

The Black Stars failed to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition following a 5-4 penalty loss to Tunisia at the Ismailia Stadium.

Yassine Khenissi gave the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia the lead in the 73rd-minute but their substitute Rami Bedoui headed an own goal in the closing moments to force extra-time.

Ghana could not progress into the quarterfinals stage after Caleb Ekuban missed their third kick during the shootout as the North Africans won 5-4.

In the aftermath of the match, Gyan who replaced captain Andre Ayew in the 84th minute, could not confirm his retirement from the team but claimed it could be his last outing in the tournament.

"I don't really know right now but it could be my last Africa Cup of Nations but you might never know, I have to go home and think about it."

Gyan, who has featured in seven AFCON tournaments, is Ghana's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals.