Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan reverses the international pension decision following a call from the president

Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan reverses international pension decision after just two days after receiving the call from the country's president

  • Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan announced his international retirement on Monday
  • Striker was apparently unhappy to have taken the captaincy away from him
  • He has bowed for a presidential request to make himself available for AFCON

Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has bowed for a presidential request to make himself available for next month's Africa Cup of Nations, just 48 hours after the announcement of his international retirement.

Gyan stopped the national team on Monday and didn't seem happy to have taken the captain, despite the fact that he hadn't played for Ghana since September 2017 due to an injury.

But on Wednesday he issued a new statement saying that he had changed his mind after being asked to play in the final of July 21 and 19 in Egypt by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.

Asamoah Gyan has made himself available for next month's Africa Cup of Nations

Asamoah Gyan has made himself available for next month's Africa Cup of Nations

Fit-again Gyan, 33, added that he had accepted the presidential request in good faith and wanted to make himself available for selection by coach Kwesi Appiah. I remain committed to serving this great nation and the people of Ghana & # 39 ;.

Government spokesman Eugene Arhin confirmed the intervention of the president in a statement.

& # 39; The President urged him, in the national interest, to cancel his decision to withdraw from the Black Stars and make himself available for selection by coach Kwesi Appiah. & # 39;

Gyan has scored 51 goals in 106 internationals, both national team records of Ghana, including scoring in six consecutive Nations Cup finals, as well as three World Cups from 2006-2014. His six World Cup goals are the most of an African player.

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