Asamoah Gyan is not happy: Black Stars skipper retires from international football

Black Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan has shockingly excused himself from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and announced his retirement from international duty.

Asamoah Gyan (Black Stars)

Gyan was expected to be named in Kwesi Appiah's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON), but the 33-year-old has opted out of the competition prior to the announcement of the provisional squad for the continental showpiece.

The Kayserispor striker has been part of every AFCON since 2008 on home soil and has captained the Black Stars at three different competitions (2013, 2015 and 2017).

The Africa Cup of Nations has eluded Ghana since 1982 in Libya, but the government has made it a topmost priority to assist the Black Stars to reclaim the trophy in Egypt 2019.

Ghanaians have once again expressed their hunger for the Africa Cup of Nations and it is now incumbent on the players and the technical team to do their bit and make victory certain.

Kwesi Appiah the technical handler of the senior male national football team of Ghana was supposed to name his provisional squad for the competition in the early hours of Monday, but news has emerged that he has postponed the announcement to either Wednesday or Thursday.

Before Kwesi Appiah will announce his team for the continental showpiece Asamoah Gyan has announced his retirement from international football in a two-page statement.

He has expressed his displeasure over the turn of events in the Black Stars ahead of the competition and also made some revelations.

Below is the full statement:

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