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Asamoah Gyan hints at quick Ghana return

Published on: 20 February 2012

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has hinted that he will make a quick return to the Black Stars just days after announcing his decision to take an indefinite break from international football.

The Al Ain attacker reiterated his commitment to the Black Stars stating that he will continue to serve his country.

In an emotional statement released by the UAE-based striker, Gyan called for the 'prayers and support' as he seeks to return to the Black Stars 'stronger'.

Gyan apologised fluffing a penalty at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and said his break will give him the time to recover from the shock of missing the spot-kick.

The UAE-based striker took a break from international football on Saturday in the wake of the criticism levelled against him following his penalty miss in the semi-final against Zambia.

Gyan expressed his contrition over the penalty miss revealing the emotional hurt since missing another key penalty for the country.

"Firstly it's important that I express my sincere apologies to my country.I never intended to make a decision like this early on in my career psychologically I am down," Gyan said in a statement.

"As you can imagine it's been very hard for me mentally to miss two important successive penalties for my country and because of this a break to recoup my thoughts and emotions will aid me to come back bigger and mentally stronger.

"I never fully recovered from 2010 World Cup and now 2012 AFCON.

"I want my country to know I love playing for them and I wouldn't be who I am without them.

"I would like to ask for prayers and support from Ghanaians to help me to come back with a renewed strength to continue serving my country."

Gyan has been subjected to extreme abused since missing the penalty against Zambia which could have helped the Black Stars to reach the final of the tournament.

He also missed a penalty against Uruguay in the quarter-final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Ghana Football Association has started talks with Gyan to ensure that he makes a quick return to the Black Stars.


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