Ghana’s all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan has opened up about how he would prefer to end his Black Stars career.
The 34-year-old made his debut in 2003 against Somalia and has since gone on to make 109 appearances for the senior national team – the most by any player.
He has played in three World Cups scoring six goals to become Africa’s leading goal scorer at the global event.
At age 34, the question of retirement becomes even more glaring and for the Ghana striker it is no different.
As Gyan looks forward to his national team retirement, he also recounted how some national team heroes never received their flowers after calling it quits on their national career.
“If we look at things, people leave the national team with pain. There are a lot of players I can testify. I don’t want to mention names but for me, I am just there,” Gyan said on Adom TV’s Agro Ne Fom.
The former Sunderland striker went on to describe what an ideal farewell will be for him once he retires considering his achievements with the senior team.
“The people at the top have seen what I have done so if they decide to give me a farewell something, definitely my soul will be happy. Although people appreciate me it will depend on how to do it.
I will do my job till the time I am done. I can decide with my team that I will play a testimonial game. GFA can decide that they will do something for me [play a game or something]. It will depend on them.”
Despite talks of retirement from the Black Stars, Gyan reiterated that he is still an active player and hasn’t decided on when exactly he wants to end his illustrious career for the national team.
“Secondly it will depend on me on how I want to go about it. For now, I am still in the game but as time goes on, ideas will come.”
“I haven’t planned [on how I will exit the Black Stars]. I am still playing. It is natural. I could tell you that I will retire in four years but I can call my brother the next day and tell him that I cannot continue playing.
It depends on how the day goes. Every day, the human body changes so let’s see how it goes but for now, I am okay and playing football,” he added.
Gyan was a member of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad that bowed out at the round of 16 stage in Egypt. His last appearance for the Black Stars was in that tournament against Tunisia.
Earlier this year, he was released by Indian Super League side NorthEast United after scoring four goals in eight appearances.