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Nobody can retire me – Asamoah Gyan

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Black Stars General captain, Asamoah Gyan has reiterated that those forcing him to retire from international duty should end their rant.

Gyan, 34, has been the front-man for the Black Stars of Ghana since he had his debut on November 19, 2003 against Somalia, where he netted on the 90th minute, aged 17.

The former Sunderland attacker is all-time scorer of the Black Stars with 51 goals in 109 appearances.

But he had to spent most of the time on the bench during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.

Many believe that Gyan should hang his boots due to continuous injuries, but the NorthEast United attacker says he is not done yet.

“No. [Chuckles] It looks like people want to retire me but I’m not done yet. I had a couple of injuries [recently] but I’m now okay. I’ve added on weight I need to lose. And I need to train and get back to my normal shape and then we see what happens. But I haven’t retired yet,” He told Juliet Bawuah of Tv3

“It depends on how my body responds to training. The dedication is still there. For me, what will maid someone quit football is the dedication. Sometimes you would wake up and feel you don’t want to train. That is where you would know ‘I’m getting to the end of my career’ because you don’t have to allow people to remind you of your training schedules.

“You have to know but when you start contemplating on training, you should know the time [to retire] is now. And I haven’t felt these things. Unless maybe when I’m injured, I feel like I need some time but when I’m okay, I program my training and follow. But if I begin to choose and pick when to train, the the time is up.

“I don’t know [how long] but I can just wake up tomorrow and say it’s time.

“But for now, i still feel good in my body despite having a couple of injuries… I still feel and think I have a lot to prove on the field. I still see a lot of things I can do in the game.

“Nobody can retire me. A lot of people have tried but I tell myself I have to call it a day, nobody has to retire me because I’ve seen it all. I feel I’m gifted. When I’m on the field, I do things people find difficult easily. It’s not like I’m being arrogant. I’ve been doing them since childhood and it’s not luck..

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