Sporting activities Information of Wednesday, 22 May possibly 2019
President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan to rescind his final decision to retire from the nationwide crew.
Akufo-Addo spoke to Gyan on cell phone Tuesday just after a conference with Black Stars stakeholders at the Jubilee House following the captaincy row.
“President Akufo-Addo, subsequently, also spoke on the telephone with Asamoah Gyan, and educated him of the appreciable nationwide disquiet more than his selection to retire from the Black Stars.
“The President urged him, in the countrywide curiosity, to rescind his decision to retire from the Black Stars, and make himself out there for selection by Coach Kwasi Appiah,” the director of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin claimed in a Facebook post.
Gyan on Monday declared his retirement from the National workforce soon after mentor Kwasi Appiah took the armband from him.
“Upon consultation with my household and crew, and as an active footballer and captain of the National team, if the conclusion of the coach is to give captaincy of the event to another player whilst I am named in the workforce for the event, I desire to recuse myself from the tournament.
“I also want to retire from the nationwide staff completely not pretending my presence would not gasoline the purported undermining the state has noticed less than my captaincy,” Gyan said in a statement Monday.
Gyan made his intercontinental debut at the age of 17 and scored on his senior debut for Ghana from Somalia on 19 November 2003 in the 90th minute.
He came on for Isaac Boakye in the 62nd minute in a 2006 FIFA Planet Cup qualifier, 3 days ahead of he turned 18 several years supporting Ghana to get that match, and building him the youngest at any time participant to rating for Ghana.
He scored four situations in seven matches through that profitable Earth Cup qualifying campaign.
He represented Ghana at 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA Globe Cups.
With 6 ambitions, he is the prime African goalscorer in the history of the Entire world Cup.
Gyan has also represented Ghana at the 2004 Summer season Olympics and in seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017, supporting them finish in third-put in 2008 and runner-up in 2010 and 2015.