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Asamoah Gyan rescinds decision to retire Blackstars

Ghana all-time leading scorer Asamoah Gyan  has rescinded his decision to retire from the Black Stars team with just a month to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Gyan took to his twitter handle to announce the u-turn, which he said was influenced by a conversation with President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday.

“A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” the striker said on Twitter.

“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.”

The 33-year old announced his retirement on Monday, less than 24 hours ahead of Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah naming of the provisional squad for the finals in Egypt.

Gyan, in a press release, said he retired after being betrayed by the coach who handed the team armband to Andre Ayew and also told Gyan he would play a bit part role in Egypt.

Asamoah Gyan has not featured for the Black Stars since September 2017 after recurrent injury problems.

Gyan is Ghana’s record goal scorer for the Black Stars with 51 goals in 106 international appearances.

 

By Victoria Soglo

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