Asamoah Gyan Resigns From Black Stars Over Captaincy

Asamoah Gyan Resigns From Black Stars Over Captaincy

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Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from the senior national team.

Ghana’s All-Time topscorer who is also called Baby Jet wrote on his Twitter handle  “As an active footballer yet to retire, I have been in the team since 2003 and have played with some members of the technical team who were my seniors. Through such periods, there were no times substantive captains were part of the team in a tournament and had to surrender their captaincy to other players and served in different capacities. Mr. Richard Kingston and Stephen Appiah would be in the best position to understand this. My team, my family and fans have had reasons to whisper the trend of reportage and articles either to substantiate my exclusion or inclusion and again rumoured roles I am to play at the AFCON in Egypt. In all my answers have been, ‘respect the decision of the coach because the records under year per game minutes and goals for all attackers are evidence to guide his decision”.

Gyan made his international debut at the age of 17 and scored for Ghana against Somalia in 2003. He’s since gone on to become Ghana’s all time top scorer with 51 goals in 106 appearances.

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With 32 days to the AFCON tournament, the “Baby Jet” has decided to call time on his international career after he was informed by coach James Kwesi Appiah he is replacing him as captain of the Black Stars.

The 33 year old has scored 4 goals in 13 matches this season for Turkish side Kayserispor and was looking forward up to playing at his last AFCON tournament in Egypt.

Meanwhile, football fans in Ghana have received the news with mixed feelings. While some say it is sad news, others in the majority think he took the right decision at the right time, and his position in the team would be taken by a young and more hungry for success player.

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Asamoah Gyan is certainly going to be remembered for his goals, but he has been the most considered player and some gans say he could have scored more goals for Ghana and also won a trophy for the nation, but he prides himself as the highest African goal getter in the FIFA World Cup and one time the most expensive African footballer.

From Sammy Heywood Okine

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