Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan has officially retired from playing professional football.
The former Sunderland FC forward announced on Tuesday, June 20, that he has decided to hang his boot.
“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 in a statement.
In his statement confirming his retirement, Ghana’s all-time leading goal scorer disclosed his plans for the next chapter of his life.
According to him, he is going into coaching and will put his experienced and knowledge of the game to good use.
“Again, I will put my experience and knowledge to use in the field of coaching, football business and scouting. I want to thank my beloved country GHANA, my family, my colleagues from school, those from colts and Blackstar from 2002 to date, club mates, coaches and everybody who has played a role in my career as a footballer. I say Thank you….May God bless us all,” Asamoah Gyan said in his statement.