15.09.2020 Football News

Asamoah Gyan Is Not Retiring From Football Now, Says Manager Samuel Anim Addo

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Asamoah Gyan
LISTEN SEP 15, 2020
Asamoah Gyan

Manager of Asamoah Gyan, Samuel Anim Addo has unequivocally reiterated that the 33-year-old is not thinking about hanging his boots now.

Gyan has not been part of the Black Stars since the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] in Egypt.

The striker lost his Black Stars captaincy ahead of the tournament in Egypt. Kwesi Appiah, who was the coach of the side named Gyan as the General captain of the side with Andre Ayew taking up the leadership role as the captain of the side.

Gyan in a statement confirmed his retirement prematurely but rescinded his decision after a presidential intervention.

However, under the watch of CK Akonnor, Andre Ayew has been retained as the captain of the team with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as deputy captains but no word on whether Asamoah Gyan remains as general captain or not.

This has called for doubts on the future of the former Sunderland striker’s playing career but his business manager, Anim Addo says he is not ready to hang his boots at the very earliest.

“He [Asamoah Gyan] has said when the time is due he will announce it. Many top officials don’t want him to quit football now and he doesn’t want to retire now. A lot will depend on him on when he wants to retire. Players now play till forty years and its football which doesn’t matter your age,” Anim Addo told Kumasi based Nhyira FM.

“Gyan feels very strong now and has made up his mind to play so he is considering offers that come his way deciding the number of years that will help him. At a point when he feels he cannot continue active football, he will duly announce his retirement but he is not close to hanging his boots,” he added.

Gyan has 51 goals from 109 matches and is hoping to play football professionally for the next couple of years.

He began his playing career with Dansoman side Liberty Professionals before joining Italian Serie A side Udinese in 2003. Gyan gone on to represent Modena, Stade Rennes, Sunderland, Al Ain, Shanghai SIPG, Al Ahli Dubai and Kayserispor.

The forward is presently on the hunt for a new club following a temporary contract with Indian outfit NorthEast United which ended in January.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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