Gyan quits international football


The UAE based player toyed with the idea of quitting after the Nations Cup, but confirmed it on Saturday.

The shocking news comes after Gyan was heavily criticised for missing a penalty-kick in the semifinal loss to Zambia at the Nations Cup.

The striker, who has a goal every two games for Ghana, was left fuming after he was mocked for that penalty miss.

But his retirement could still hurt the Black Stars who have lacked firepower for years.

Gyan made his international debut in 2003 and went on to crack up a goal scoring record that would compare to any in the world.

He scored four goals in two world cups but he is also remembered for the penalty miss that denied Ghana a place in the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

He has had a love-hate relationship with Ghana and threatened to leave the Ghana team camp in 2008 after he was intense criticism of his poor goalscoring form at the 2008 Nations Cup.