Ghana’s all-time leading scorer and most-capped player Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his decision to quit the Blacks Stars following a request from the country’s president.
Gyan announced on Monday he had withdrawn himself from consideration for Black Stars duty ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which starts on June 21, over a disagreement with Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah relating to his captaincy of the team.
However, the 33-year-old went back on his decision just two days later after holding talks with Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo.
Ghana will face Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F when they look to claim their first AFCON title since 1982.
“A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” Gyan said in a statement.
“I have had the opportunity to speak with the father of the nation, the president of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who, though respecting my wishes as spelt in my letter of May 20, has asked me to rescind my decision to retire permanently from the Black Stars.
“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 Kwesi Appiah.
“My desire to help Ghana end the over-three-decade long wait to annex the AFCON trophy still burns strong, and I remain committed to serving this great nation and the people of Ghana.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.