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I still feel young but Ghanaians always want to see you quit – Asamoah Gyan


Despite being labelled by some as a retired footballer, former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan asserts that he has not retired from the sport.

Gyan, who has been out of competitive football for over a year, believes he still has much to offer and his mind is not yet set on hanging up his boots.

At 37 years old, Gyan remains motivated and confident in his ability to make a significant contribution, particularly at the highest level.

“If you love doing something it’s difficult to stop so I’m still behind the scenes contemplating on either continuing to play or ending it,” he told Asempa FM.

“I still feel young but Ghanaians always want to see you quit when you stay long in the game. It is for this reason that certain players like Richard Kingson and co retired unwillingly and that is what really costs us.

“That is when you see people missing the quality in you and wished you were still in the team. Meanwhile, you were least appreciated when you were active.

“But I am not really moved because people tend to override on your popularity to make a name with such comments.”

No player has scored more goals for Ghana than Gyan with 51 goals since his debut in 2003. He is also the top-scoring African player in the history of the FIFA World Cup.

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