Asamoah Gyan broke down in tears after announcing his retirement from football. Didier Drogba showed his support by offering the former Ghana captain a hug.
Asamoah Gyan, Ghana’s all-time top scorer, has officially announced his retirement from football. The 35-year-old striker made the announcement on his social media accounts, citing his desire to focus on his businesses and other interests.
Gyan made his debut for the Ghana national team in 2003 and went on to score 51 goals in 109 appearances, becoming the country’s all-time leading scorer. He also played for several clubs in Europe and Asia, including Sunderland, Rennes, Al Ain, and Kayserispor.
Gyan’s most memorable moment in a Ghana shirt came at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, where he scored a dramatic extra-time winner against the United States in the round of 16. The goal was Ghana’s first ever in a knockout stage of the World Cup and sent the Black Stars into the quarter-finals, where they were eventually eliminated by Uruguay.
In his retirement statement, Gyan expressed his gratitude to his fans and teammates for their support throughout his career. “I have taken the decision to retire from active football to concentrate on my businesses and other interests,” he wrote. “I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and all those who have supported me throughout my career.”
Gyan’s retirement marks the end of an era for Ghanaian football. He was one of the country’s most iconic players and will be remembered as a true legend of the game. His legacy will live on in the hearts of Ghanaian fans for generations to come.