Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has promised to score more goals if fit, ruling out the thought of retirement.

The former Sunderland frontman hit his 50th international goal last week against Ethiopia, and is raring for more as long as he continues to represent the west African giants.

“It is a great feeling to have scored 50 goals for my country. I feel very proud representing my country and I feel proud of myself for the achievements. I’m still young, kicking and ready to go.

“It’s amazing. There are a lot of players that I’ve played with at the Black Stars since 2003 - I would like to thank everybody from day one to now.

“What I always pray for is to be injury-free and when I’m okay like that on the field, the goals will come,” Gyan says.

Now at 31, Gyan reveals that he is driven by passion for the game, though he is often “slowed down by mostly muscular injuries” now and then in recent seasons.

Asamoah Gyan is currently unattached after completing his two-year contract with Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. He is currently weighing options on his next move with Turkish top-flight side Bursaspor Kulubu reportedly tabling a €4.8million deal for three years.