Captain of Ghana Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has called time on his national team career after barely a month to the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
The 33year-old has also retired from international football and will now pay more attention to his businesses.
The former Liberty Professionals striker in a statement sighted by TamaleOnline.Net said “I wish to recuse myself from the [AFCON] tournament]. I also wish to retire from the national team permanently; not pretending my presence would not fuel the purported undermining the country has seen under my captaincy.”
Asamoah Gyan has spent about two decades with the senior national team and remains the all time top goal scorer with 51 goals in 106 appearances.
Read copy of statement below