Ghana striker Gyan Asamoah cancelled his international retirement just hours after Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo intervened.
According to Asamoah in an official statement published by Ghana’s Football website, he has retracted his international retirement and is now available for selection by Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah for the upcoming African Cup of Nations to be held in Egypt from June 19 to July 21.
The Ghanaian ace had previously announced his retirement from international football because of Appiah’s decision to withdraw the badge from him and transfer it to Andrei Ayo based on spiritual visions and beliefs.
“The presidential request can not be rejected,” said Asamoah in his new statement. “I got a chance to talk to the father of our nation, President Nana Akufo-Addo, who asked me to back down from the decision to retire.”
“I have received the request in good faith and now I am available for selection for the Ghana team by Coach Appiah.”