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Gyan rescinds Black Stars retirement decision

Gyan rescinds Black Stars retirement decision

Captain of the national football team Asamoah Gyan has rescinded his decision to pull out of the squad ahead of another African football campaign.

Ghana’s record goal-scoring forward explained it was the President, Nana Akufo-Addo who prevailed on him to do the u-turn following an interaction between the two.

Asamoah Gyan,33years, only 48 hours ago cited a looming decision to strip him of the captaincy of the team he has led for at least four years - something he felt slighted by.

Andre Dede Ayew, a former English Premier League star was said to be named his successor.

Gyan’s decision caused a predictable stir and chattering on social media along with several discussions on sports analysis programs.

There were concerns the announcement amplifies division within the squad and resurrected questions about the coach’s hold on the team.

Others felt, Gyan’s decision smacked of pampered player’s pride and a footballer’s version of an insatiable hold of power typical of African leaders.

The 51-goals scorer now says in a statement issued Wednesday “I will make myself available for selection by coach Kwesi Appiah.”