World Football governing body, FIFA has extended a goodwill message to Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan after announcing his retirement.
The former Black Stars striker on Tuesday, June 20, issued a statement on his social media confirming that he has retired from playing active football.
“Mr. President, Ministers of State, members of the board, fellow Speakers, nananom, niim3, naam3, I want to take this great opportunity, a stage that is difficult in every footballer’s career, a moment all footballers do not wish, but when nature dawns, that thin voice will keep echoing into the ears … IT IS TIME … that voice has been clear in my ears, and I have succumbed to it, IT IS TIME,” Asamoah Gyan said.
The former Sunderland forward continued, “IT IS TIME TO HANG THE JERSEY AND BOOTS IN GLORY as I retire officially from active football, … but then again, I am minded by views shared by great businesses men and sporting gurus, “YOU DO NOT LEAVE YOUR LOVE.”
Commenting on the post by Asamoah Gyan, FIFA wished the great striker the best for the next chapter of his life.
“Congratulations on a fantastic career, @ASAMOAH_GYAN3…Wishing you all the best for your next chapter,” FIFA commented.