AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng has retired from international football with Ghana at the age of 24.
The former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder has made just nine appearances for the Black Stars since deciding to represent Ghana rather than his country of birth Germany but has now opted to stay out of internationals altogether.
"The Ghana Football Association has received a letter from player Kevin-Prince Boateng on his decision to resign from the senior national team, the Black Stars,” read a statement on the Ghana FA’s official website.
"According to Kevin, the physical demands of playing for both club and country at high levels are taking a toll on his health.
"The player also explained that in order to remain healthy and stay off any injuries, he has consulted his doctors and family over the matter and has decided to take the decision to excuse himself from national duties since he is on a special training that he has to interrupt to honour national invitations.
"The Ghana Football Association is yet to take a position on the decision of Kevin-Prince Boateng."