Former Ghana international, Mohammed Polo has called on Ghanaians not to fore legendary striker Asamoah Gyan retire from the Black Stars but rather allow him to decide on his future with the national team.
The 33-year-old striker has not been with the Black Stars after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Gyan was stripped off his captaincy role by coach former coach Kwasi Appiah when Andre Ayew was named as the substantive skipper.
C.K. Akonnor, who is now the head coach of the Black Stars recently maintained Andre Dede Ayew as the captain of the team with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as his two deputy captains.
This has called for doubts on the future of Gyan in the team and the ex- Hearts of Oak Coach wants Ghanaians to stop pushing Ghana’s all-time leading top scorer- 51 goals to quit the Black Stars.
Speaking to S.K Ntim of Bryt FM, the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winner stated that the face that Gyan has been stripped of his captaincy role doesn’t mean he should retire from the national team.
“We don’t retire legends so we should allow him to play. Legends decides on their future. I had the same problem during my stint with Hearts of Oak, they wanted to retire me and that is why I joined Great Olympics”
“Hearts of Oak wanted to retire me at all cost but i told them we don’t retire legends. The truth is that, legends retire themselves. No one thought him how to play football and so why do you want him out of the team”
“If CK Akonnor will need him in the team he should invite him and give the General captain to him because he is above captain now”
“In fact, it won’t work for CK if he invites Gyan and put him on the bench because he has a high spirit.’’ He concluded.