Asamoah Gyan is back to the national team – and that is official. The Ghana Football Association confirmed that the Black Stars striker will end his decision to retire from the national team.Earlier on Wednesday, the player’s manager revealed the news on social networking site, Twitter. The player returns after a five-month absence, following his decision to take a break from international football in February after the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.He had stated psychological trauma from the abuse he received from his countrymen in the wake of his penalty miss against Zambia in the African Cup semifinal. His letter to the Ghana Football Association detailed the reversal of the decision.
“Following my letter on 16th February 2012,I wish to inform you that I am now ready to be selected for my National Team of Ghana. The past five months have given me an opportunity to reflect.””My friends, family and the “football family of Ghana” have been incredibly supportive, and it is with their help that I have reached the decision to return to international duty. I am fully committed and focused on our clear goals ahead as a nation on the quest for qualification for both AFCON 2013 and the World Cup in 2014.”
The letter makes Gyan available for selection for the Black Stars with immediate effect and his manager, Dentaa, also tweeted that the player will be available for the team’s next competitive game against Malawi.Ghana are gunning for slots in the next African Cup of Nations and World Cup.
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