‘I’m still available to play for the national team’ – Asamoah Gyan debunks retirement

Published on: 14 August 2019

Ghanaian striker, Asamoah Gyan will not be retiring from international duties any soon as the player seeks to chalk another history with the Black Stars before hanging his boots.

Contrary to reports that he was going to retire after the just ended 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt, the nation’s all-time top scorer insists he is available to play for the national team.

The 33-year-old who has spent 16-years with the Blacks Stars scoring more than 50 goals believes he’s still in good shape to play for the Black Stars.

In his interview with Joy FM last Friday, the General Captain of the Black Stars who made his international debut at the age of 17 affirmed his readiness to don the national jersey before calling it time on his international duties.

Gyan said, “I’m still available for the national team. I am a football player so if I’m invited to the national team I will honour my invitation.”

He explained, “The coach can come and say I don’t need you in my team and that is his position, but if a coach comes and says I need you in my team why not. Since I haven’t retired from the national team, I’m still available.”

The former Sunderland player is currently a free agent after seeing through his contract with Turkish side, Kayserispor.