President Akufo-Addo reaches out to Kwesi Appiah over Asamoah Gyan’s retirement

President Akufo-Addo has reached out to the technical team of the Black Stars, the Management Committee, and the Normalization Committee of the Ghana Football Association as well as the Asamoah Gyan’s camp to get an understanding of the circumstances that led to the Gyan’s retirement from the national team.

Gyan quit the team yesterday over a decision to strip him off the captain’s arm band for AFCON 2019.

It is believed the decision has left the president alarmed with the belief that the incident could derail the country’s quest for a first AFCON title in 37 years.

Gyan released a statement late Monday evening recusing himself from AFCON 2019 over what he claimed was a decision by the head coach to hand the captaincy to another player for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Gyan, 34, said he could not ‘pretend to be happy’  with the decision.

Kwesi Appiah is expected to name a provisional 30-man squad for his 3-week training tour of the Dubai, which will be cut down to 23 before the tournament kicks off on June 21.

Ghana are housed in Group F along with Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Benin.