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Gyan ‘not ready to retire from football’ despite injury concerns

11:42 WAT 30/06/2018
Asamoah Gyan 2014
The Black Stars skipper says the desire and strength to continue in the game is still there

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is not ready to retire from football amid injury concerns.

The 32-year-old missed the majority of Kayserispor's games last season in the Turkish Super Lig due to a troublesome knee injury and had to accept about 50-60 per cent pay cut in order to complete a two-year extension ahead of the new season.

However, the former Sunderland star appears not to be thinking of hanging up his boots anytime soon.

“Football is all about dedication [and desire] to continue to play and it is there,” Gyan told GHOne TV.

“I will only call it a quit once I don’t have that feeling anymore to play. When I don’t train for some time, I feel I am missing something so the desire is still there and I'm not ready to retire now,” he added.

Gyan, who is Ghana's all-time topscorer with 56 goals in 106 appearances, is the first player to score in nine consecutive games including six Africa Cup of Nations and three World Cup competitions.