Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan is not close to retirement according to his manager Samuel Anim Addo.
The all-time top scorer for the Black Stars who was stripped off his captaincy role before the 2019 Africa Nations Cup, was made general captain but recent changes in the Black Stars’ players leadership roles was silent on his general captaincy.
Andre Ayew is the captain with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as deputy captains as communicated by the Ghana Football Association’s Communications Department but no word on whether 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 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 Nhyira Power Sports.
‘Baby Jet’ as Gyan is commonly referred to has 51 goals from 109 matches and is hoping to play football professionally for the next couple of years.
“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 left Dansoman side Liberty Professionals for Italian Serie A side Udinese in 2003. He has 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.