Former Ghanaian player and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Attram de Visser Soccer Academy, Godwin Attram has said the decision by Asamoah Gyan to retire is coming at the wrong time.
Commenting on the issue on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said although there was no problem for a coach to appoint a captain of a team, the timing is wrong and will harm the team.
Speaking to host Kwabena Agyapong, the former player said the team would be badly affected by the action of the decision by the skipper of the national team.
Using himself as an example, he said he once suffered the same faith and had to take a decision not to speak to the media about the issue.
He has therefore asked the media to be circumspect in how they handle the issue.
He does not want the media to flog the issue too much but allow the matter to rest since it is not a big deal for the payer to retire from the team.
Asamoah Gyan he said has served the team to his maximum best.
Asamoah Gyan on Monday issued a statement announcing his retirement from the national team.
In a statement, he also mentions that he has retired.
Gyan suggests he has been asked by head coach Kwesi Appiah to relinquish the captaincy and serve in a different capacity ahead of the tournament.
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals since his debut in 2003.
The Kayserispor ace is also Africa’s leading top scorer at the World Cup with six goals in three tournaments