FINALLY: Ghana’s all time top scorer Asamoah Gyan retires from football

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 02: Asamoah Gyan of Ghana shoots a late penalty high during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Uruguay and Ghana at the Soccer City stadium on July 2, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has finally called it a quit as he announces his retirement from active football on Tuesday, June 20.

The 37-year-old who has inactive for two seasons has decided to hang his boot following an illustrious career for the four-time Africa Cup of Nations winners.

He was recently dreaming of making a comeback to the final but has swiftly changed his mind on coming back to the field.

“Mr. President, Ministers of State, members of the board, fellow Speakers, nananom, niim3, naam3, I want to take this great opportunity, a stage that is difficult in every footballer’s career, a moment all footballers do not wish, but when nature dawns, that thin voice will keep echoing into the ears … IT IS TIME … that voice has been clear in my ears, and I have succumbed to it, IT IS TIME,” Asamoah Gyan said.

The former Sunderland forward continued, “IT IS TIME TO HANG THE JERSEY AND BOOTS IN GLORY as I retire officially from active football, … but then again, I am minded by views shared by great businesses men and sporting gurus, “YOU DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LOVE.”

Gyan scored six goals at three World Cup tournaments between 2006 and 2014 with his first and last coming against Czech Republic in 2006 in Germany and Portugal in 2014 in Brazil.

He’s Ghana’s all time top scorer with 51 goals in 109 appearances including eight goals at seven AFCON tournaments.

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