The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has idolized legend of the game Asamoah Gyan after he announced his decision to hang his boots after two decades of wowing football fans across the world.
The GFA has paid a tribute to the former Ghana International player for his enormous amount of contribution to the game during his playing days.
Gyan scored Ghana’s first ever goal at the World Cup when he opened the scoring against the then second ranked team in the world, Czech Republic against Peter Cech in a 2-0 win for Ghana.
“Ghana’s All Time Top Scorer, Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010 Asamoah Gyan has officially retired from professional football.”
“Thank you for all the Memories, Enjoy retirement, Legend!” the Ghana Football Association wrote on social media as they saluted the legend in style.
👑 𝗘𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗙 𝗔𝗡 𝗘𝗥𝗔 ! 👏🏾
Ghana’s All Time Top Scorer, Africa’s top scorer at the World Cup, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2010 Asamoah Gyan has officially retired from professional football.
Thank you for all the Memories ❤️🇬🇭
— 🇬🇭 Black Stars (@GhanaBlackstars) June 20, 2023
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.