Gyan To Quit Black Stars
General captain of the Black Stars Asamoah Gyan is considering retiring from the senior national team after Black Stars’ defeat to Tunisia in the Round of 16 match of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars quest of ending their 37-year title drought was quashed following a 5-4 penalty loss to Tunisia at the Ismailia Stadium on Monday.
In the aftermath of the match, Gyan who replaced captain Andre Ayew in the 84th minute, said the match against Tunisia could be his last outing for the senior national team.
“I could call this tournament, my last having represented Ghana at this level for seven times.
“Though I have not yet taken a concrete decision yet, I am still considering it, because we have young ones in the team that need to be given the chance to blossom in the national colours,” he said.
Gyan made his international debut at the age of 17 and scored on his senior International debut for Ghana against Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute. Since then, he has gone on to make 106 appearances for the Black Stars scoring a total of 51 goals
As the all-time leading goal scorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals, he represented Ghana at 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goal scorer in the history of the World Cup.