Barely a day after Black Stars’ former captain Asamoah Gyan called it quits with the Ghana national football team, the all-time top scorer has decided to rescind his decision to retire permanently from the team.
In a tweet from the striker, he claimed that the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Ado had persuaded him to return to the team.
In the letter attached to the tweet, Gyan reiterated his desire to end Ghana’s three-decade-long trophy drought and his intent to achieve the goal in the 2019 African Cup of Nations billed for Egypt.
Gyan’s decision was reported to have come up when President Akufo-Ado had a sit down with the country’s football body and all the officials involved in the preparation for the historic tournament.
The Kayserispor forward’s earlier decision stemmed from him being stripped of his captaincy by coach Akwasi Appiah while being included in the squad.
Since the 33-year-old’s debut in 2003, Gyan has made 106 appearances for the Black Stars scoring 51 goals to make him Ghana leading scorer.