Ghanian veteran Asamoah Gyan wants to retire with a bang

EAST HARTFORD, CT - JULY 01: Asamoah Gyan #3 of Ghana scores a goal against the United States defends in the second half during an international friendly between USA and Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on July 1, 2017 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT - JULY 01: Asamoah Gyan #3 of Ghana scores a goal against the United States defends in the second half during an international friendly between USA and Ghana at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on July 1, 2017 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

According to the national team captain, this will be his last tournament with the Black Stars before retirement.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has said he will retire after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

And just before he says goodbye to international football, he wants to win a title with the national team.

“Not winning the Afcon is a major worry for us players,” Gyan was quoted by Goal.

“In our private conversations, we the players talk a lot about this Afcon.”

“I have tried a lot for my country but the biggest legacy I want to leave is winning the Afcon trophy for Ghana,” he added.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Asamoah Gyan of Shanghai SIPG gestures during the AFC Asian Champions League match between Melbourne Victory and Shanghai Sipg at AAMI Park on February 24, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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The president of Ghana talked with the footballer, convincing not to retire citing "is in the national interest."

“By the grace of God, I am fit now. [In a league game on Monday], I came into the game in the 80th minute. And that is good.”

“I am ready for the Afcon,” he concluded.

Asamoah Gyan professional career has taken him to play in nine different teams since he debuted for Liberty Professionals in his native country in 2003.

He has played for Udinese in Italy, Rennes in France, Sunderland in England. And in 2017 he joined Kayserispor in the Turkish Super Lig.

He has played over 100 games for the Ghana national team since he debuted in 2003 with them.

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