Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan, who is widely known as “Baby Jet,” has made an official announcement of his retirement from football.
In a heartfelt speech delivered at the 30th Afreximbank Annual Meetings held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Tuesday evening, the striker expressed his emotions, saying, “I want to seize this significant opportunity, a challenging stage that every footballer faces, a moment that no footballer desires, but when nature calls, that faint voice keeps echoing… it is time… that voice has become clear in my ears, and I have yielded to it, it is time.
It is time to gracefully hang up my jersey and boots as I formally retire from active football.”
Asamoah Gyan leaves behind an impressive legacy as the leading goal scorer of all time with 51 goals for Ghana, having made over 100 appearances for the Black Stars.
His professional football journey began in 2003 with the Ghanaian club Liberty Professionals, and he went on to represent various clubs across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, including Sunderland, Udinese, Al-Ain, and Kayserispor.