Ghana Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan has withdrawn his decision to retire from the senior national team following an intervention from President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
Gyan announced his quick U-turn through a statement he signed and released on Wednesday morning.
According to Gyan, his decision was influenced by a conversation with the President on Tuesday evening.
“A presidential request is one which cannot not be disregarded. I have taken the request of President Nana Akufo-Addo in good faith and will make myself available for selection by Coach Kwesi Appiah,” the statement said in part.
“My desire to help Ghana end the 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,” the statement noted.
Gyan announced on Monday he was quitting the national team over head coach Kwasi Appiah’s decision to hand the captaincy of the Black Stars to another player, elevating him to the position of General Captain.
However, President Akufo-Addo reached out to Gyan in a phone call during a meeting he called with head coach Kwasi Appiah and other members of the technical team on Tuesday to get an understanding of the circumstances that led to Gyan’s retirement.
Below is the full statement from Gyan’s camp