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Ghana' s skipper Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his earlier decision to retire from the national team after a formal discussion with President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday.

The Kayserispor striker announced his retirement from national team football on Monday ahead of the start of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 33-year old all-time leading goal-scorer hinted that the issue of captaincy compelled him to take that decision, which meant that he will not be part of the Coach Kwesi Appiah's squad as Ghana captain, with Andre Ayew likely to be given the role in Egypt.

The action of the former Sunderland striker prompted the intervention of the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, which the striker accepted to have a lengthy talk with His Excellency.

The spoke to Gyan on Tuesday, prompting the striker to change his mind.

Asamoah Gyan said:''A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded''.

''I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith, and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy''.

Ghana are due to name their provisional squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, with Andre Ayew likely to be captain.

Gyan has not featured for the side since September 2017 after persistent injury problems and has also battled for game-time with his Turkish club Kayserispor.

The 33-year-old netted 51 goals in 106 international appearances, both Ghana national team records, which includes scoring at six consecutive Nations Cup finals, as well as three World Cups between 2006 and 2014.

An official Press Release confirming his comeback into the national team reads;

Mark F. /silveronline24

 

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