Sammy Adjei has ended his international career with Ghana
Ghana's Israel-based goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has decided to turn his back on international football in order to prolong his club career.
The 27-year-old has been playing second fiddle to Richard Kingson recently and was second choice at recent Africa Cup of Nations.
Adjei says that he is keen to help his club Moadon Ashdod beat the drop in Israel.
"I'm grateful for my experiences with the Black Stars but I am quitting after a very careful consideration,"
Adjei told BBC Sport.
"It's not true that I am unhappy about being second-choice for Ghana and I want people to respect my decision that it has been taken in good faith.
"I want to concentrate on my club Ashdod to help them avoid relegation as we are just place above the bottom-placed side.
"There are many young Ghanaian goalkeepers who also very capable and I want to also give them the opportunity to serve our country."
Adjei earned 33 caps while playing for the Black Stars was part of the Ghana squad that played at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The highest point of his career so far came in 2000 when he helped Ghana's Hearts of Oak to win the African Champions League.