Ghanaian star, Michael Essien has announced his retirement from international football after representing his country for more than 12 years.
The 35 year old who doesn’t have a club after parting ways with Indonesian outfit Persib Bandung, last played for Ghana in 2014 world cup in Brazil.
He is one of the key players alongside Sulley Muntari and Kevin Prince Boateng, accused of masterminding the agitations for players appearance fees during the tournament.
“If I am called to play for the Black Stars again I won’t honour it. No, it’s not possible,” Essien told GHOne TV.
“This is because I’ve retired from international duty. I even retired before we went to the World Cup in Brazil but I was called back [by coach Kwesi Appiah] to come and help.
“And then in Brazil they treated me like [something] so I’m not playing for the country again. It’s time for the new generation,” he added.