Kofi: Time for Gyan to quit Ghana's Black Stars

Kofi: Time for Gyan to quit Ghana's Black Stars
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Sep 17, 2020. 13:00

Ghanaian superstar Asamoah Gyan should retire from international football according to Osei Kofi.

The 34-year-old striker is reportedly not in the plans of new Ghana head coach CK Akonnor having been stripped of the national team captaincy last year.

Gyan lost his Ghana captaincy to Andre Ayew and Akonnor recently appointed Thomas Party and Richard Ofori as vice-captain and second vice-captain respectively.

Kofi, who helped Ghana clinch the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title, feels that it is time for Gyan to quit the Black Stars.

“A good name is better than riches and if Gyan will listen to me,” Kofi told Football Made In Ghana.

“He should quit the Black Stars because he is not the Gyan we used to know. I think he should honourably resign from the team to save his name.”

Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals.

The former Sunderland AFC marksman represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.

With 6 goals, Gyan is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.

Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

He helped the Black Stars finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

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