Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from international football.
Gyan’s participation in the upcoming AFCON 2019 has been doubtful with Black Stars coach Stephen Appiah refusing to give any guarantee’s of his participation.
In a statement Gyan pointed at a decision to take away the captaincy from his as one of the reasons:
Upon consultation with my family and team and as an active football and captain of the Nationalteam,if the decision of the coach is to give the captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team of the tournament. I wish to rescue myself from the tournament. I also wish to retire from the national team permanently, not pretending my presence would not fuel purported undermining the country has seen under my captaincy.
Gyan has participated in every AFCON for Ghana since 2006.