I’m not planning to retire soon, says Dan Quaye

Accra Great Olympics defender Dan Quaye has revealed that he has no intention of hanging up his boots but envisages that he could carry on for some more years.

The 34-year-old former Black Star is back in the Ghana Premier League after stints in China at a couple of clubs including Yanbian FC and Beijing Baxy.

A number of local pundits have invited Quaye to humbly quit the sport. However, he insists having the strength and form to stay on for some more years and even looking forward to rejoining the Black Stars.

“Ghanaians can say what they want to say. The most important thing is that I am performing at my club. I have not even thought of retirement. If Andrea Pirlo is still playing football, why should I then retire?” Quaye told Goal.

“I am enjoying my football. Great Olympics was where I started before joining Hearts of Oak and moving abroad, so it is great to be back to my roots. Richard Kingson, Godwin Attram and I are using our rich experience to help the team and you can see that we are progressing. We are now aiming for a top four finish,” he said.

Quaye was a key performer for Accra Hearts of Oak between 1998 and 2008, during which the Phobians won the Caf Champions league, Super Cup and Confederations Cup. He expects an easy encounter against his former club in the Accra derby on Sunday.

“Olympics vs Hearts of Oak is my game. To me, it’d be one of the easiest matches I could ever play. I spent a decade with Hearts and I know them inside out. Olympics are also where I started. I will not say much. I will do more of the talking on the field,” he said.

Quaye, who was on Ghana’s standby list for the 2016 World Cup qualification, believes he can still return to the outfit since there is no age limit.

“I am working hard for a Black Stars call up. The senior national team is not an age competition. Even If you are 100 years old and you are doing well and playing actively, you can be called up,” he said.

“Currently, the team is good but needs at least three or four experienced players who could guide the young ones when it becomes tough on the pitch.”

Quaye has been capped 10 times with Ghana.

Source : Goal.com