Veteran Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is not looking to bow out of the game just yet, despite a frustrating 20/21 season.
Back home in the Ghana Premier League after 17 years abroad, the 35-year-old endured a difficult time with Legon Cities, battling with injuries for the most time of the campaign as the club fought relegation.
He made just six appearances for the Accra-based club and failed to find the back of the net, heightening calls for a retirement from the beautiful game.
â€œI have not retired from football,â€ Gyan told Kessben FM .
â€œThere were some injuries last season, but I am not done playing football. I can wake up one day and announce my retirement from football but at the moment, I am active.
Asked whether he still wants to play at AFCON 2021, Gyan said: â€œAnything is possible. People will criticise me but I am only hoping to get back to my normal form and weight but if I am not able to regain my form, then I will call it off. But at the moment, I am working on myself to lose my weight.
â€œI returned to Legon Cities and you could clearly see that things did not go as planned because I have putting on weight but I am giving myself another season and I trust I will be back to my form. And if I am on my form, I donâ€™t think I will be overlooked. But for retirement, not now.â€
It is unclear where Gyan will be playing club football in the 2021-22 term after seeing out his season-long deal with Legon, whom he joined at the last hour after being heavily linked to 23-time Ghana Premier League champions Asante Kotoko.
The striker, Ghanaâ€™s most capped player and all-time top scorer, returned home after a spell with Indian Super League side NorthEast United.