The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has warmly welcomed Asamoah Gyan back into the national team.
The striker rescinded his decision to take an “indefinite break” from the Black Stars after going on a five-month hiatus following a barrage of public uproar over his performance at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Al Ain striker in a letter to the GFA said he is “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”, and that he is ready for selection as the past five months have given him “an opportunity to reflect.”
The president of the football governing body, Kwesi Nyantakyi, hailed the ‘Baby Jet’s’ decision to rejoin the four-time African champions.
“The GFA wants to thank Asamoah Gyan for taking this decision and this shows once again that he is fully committed to his country,” Nyantakyi said on the FA’s official website.
“We thank his family and friends who also helped to encourage him in his difficult times. I want to use this opportunity to plead with our fans to support our players in their difficult times rather than condemning them.”
He added: “These players have brought good times for the country in the past and when things go wrong let’s encourage them to bring out the best in them.”