Gyan in retirement U-turn, ready for Afcon 2019

Ghana’s legendary striker Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to retire from international football. “A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded. “I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will…

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill hangs up his boots

Australia’s all-time top goalscorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to one of the country’s greatest football careers. The 39-year-old – who scored 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos and played in four World…

Emmanuel Frimpong announces retirement

Ghana and former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 27. Frimpong, who joined the Gunners at the age of nine and made six first team appearances, has struggled with a knee…

Petr Cech to retire at end of season

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: “This is my 20th season as…

Tennis: Andy Murray to retire after Wimbledon

Britain’s Andy Murray says he plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon but fears next week’s Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career. The three-time Grand Slam winner, who is struggling to recover from hip surgery, was…

Essien to turn to Mourinho for coaching advice

At almost 36 years old, Michael Essien is without a club. He hasn’t made a competitive appearance for over a year, after he was released by Indonesian side Persib Bandung. The former Chelsea midfielder understands there isn’t long left now before he…

Siyabonga Nomvethe: South African veteran to retire at 41

Veteran South African striker Siyabonga Nomvethe will retire from football at the end of the season at the age of 41. His club Amazaulu announced the news at a press conference at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban Friday morning. Nomvethe…

Victor Moses announces international retirement

Nigeria’s Victor Moses has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 27 in order to focus on his club career. Chelsea wing-back Moses, who made 37 appearances for Nigeria, played every minute of the African nation’s World…

El Hadary retires from international football aged 45

Essam El-Hadary has announced he is retiring from international duty at the age of 45. The goalkeeper became the oldest player in World Cup history when he played for Egypt against Saudi Arabia at Russia 2018. Although Egypt were beaten, El-Hadary…

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Tomáš Rosický retires at 37

Former Arsenal midfielder Tomáš Rosický has decided to retire from professional football. He left the Gunners last summer for a return to boyhood club Sparta Prague in his homeland Czech Republic but has now opted to hang up his boots…

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