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Ghana president convinces Asamoah Gyan to come out of 24-hour retirement

  • President urged Gyan ‘in the national interest’ to make U-turn
  • Striker retired after reportedly being dropped as captain

Asamoah Gyan has made a rapid U-turn on his decision to retire from Ghana duty and will now play at the Africa Cup of Nations after being told by the nation’s president it is “in the national interest” that he reconsiders.

“A presidential request is one that cannot be disregarded,” said the former Sunderland striker in a statement. “I have taken the request of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in good faith and will make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah to help win the AFCON trophy.”

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