Gyan not listening to Ghana retirement calls

Gyan not listening to Ghana retirement calls
Ghana's Asamoah Gyan

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Nov 07, 2020. 09:00

Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan says he is ignoring those who are urging him to retire from international football.

The accomplished striker recently joined an ambitious Ghanaian club, Legon Cities after being released by Indian side NorthEast United a few months ago.

Gyan, who is Ghana’s all-time leading goalscorer with 51 goals, he has been urged to retire from international football after losing his Black Stars captaincy to Andre Ayew.

The 34-year-old player is back in his home country where he started his football career at Liberty Professionals in 2003.

“Somebody might say ‘he is about to retire or something’,” Gyan told BBC Sport Africa.

“But I am not listening to that and I am just focussing on my playing career and then I will see what happens,”

“It [Ghana call-up] depends on how everything goes. I am a new player with Legon Cities and I have to focus on my game.”

The well-travelled player represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and with six goals, and he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the the competition.

Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Olympic Games and in seven Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, helping them finish in third-place in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.

“Right now I need to get fit and start scoring goals and then we will see where my future lies with the national team,” he added.

“The boys are doing well, it is a new generation right now and I am also focussing on my personal thing and on my playing career.

“I have to do well in the league first, and that is what matters to me. I have to start playing and enjoying my football and it will happen naturally if it is meant to be. Everything depends on me.”

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