Ghana FA urges Gyan U-turn
Asamoah Gyan has been urged by the Ghana Football Association to reconsider his decision to take a break from international football.
Gyan, 26, is currently on loan at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates and is unhappy at the ''verbal abuse'' that came his way during the recent African Nations Cup.
''The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has received a letter from striker Asamoah Gyan announcing his decision to take a temporary break from the Black Stars,'' read a statement.
''Mr Gyan is frustrated over the verbal abuse he has received since playing for the country at the 2012 African Nations Cup. The GFA is in talks with Mr Gyan to urge him to reconsider his decision.''
The Sunderland striker missed an early penalty, and a host of other chances, as eventual winners Zambia edged Ghana 1-0 earlier this month in the African Nations Cup semi-finals.
He also missed a crucial spot-kick in the dying seconds of extra time in Ghana's 2010 World Cup quarter-final against Uruguay, with the South Americans going on to advance in the shootout.