Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan has officially announced that he is hanging his boot.
The all-time leading goal scorer in a statement said he is convinced without a doubt that it is time for him to retire from football.
“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.”
In his retirement statement, Asamoah Gyan stressed that he will together with my management continue encouraging and pushing young talents as they did recently with BABYJET U16 AFRICAN TOURNAMENT where 1,200 young players across West Africa exhibited their talents on live TV.
The celebrated global football icon further noted that he will put his experience and knowledge in football to use in the field of coaching.
Gyan has retired at the age of 37.