Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has confirmed he wouldn’t risk himself to play in the final 2015 AFCON qualifier against Togo on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old is considered medically fit to feature in the ultimate qualifier against the Hawks in Tamale.
Gyan has been out of action for close to a month with a thigh injury but has been training sparingly with the side.
Interim coach Maxwell Konadu even hinted he could return his top striker ahead of schedule for the game against Togo following the side’s blunt performance in the defeat to Uganda on Saturday.
But the Al Ain ace says he will not risk himself to play the game on Wednesday.
“I have been training with the team and I feel quite good,” Gyan said.
“But we have decided that I will not risk myself for the game but I will be here to support the team.”
Ghana will thus be without their leading scorer at the end of their 2015 AFCON qualifying campaign.
The Black Stars will also be without stand-in captain Andre Ayew who picked up an injury in the defeat to Uganda at the weekend.