Sports News of Monday, 18 June 2012
I only took a break
Al-Ain striker Asamoah Gyan has denied quitting the Black Stars.
He told Kumasi-based FOX FM that he only asked for permission to take a break from international football for psychological reasons, adding that several events that took place after Ghana’s loss to Zambia at the 2012 African Nations Cup left him emotionally wrecked
‘I would never quit the Black Stars. I only asked for a break from international football because of several events that left me mentally shattered. I will soon return.’
Gyan also told FOX FM that he was aiming to return to the Black Stars, if Ghana lands a friendly in August, noting that most of his memorable moments occurred on national duty.
‘About 90% of my memorable moments and achievements have been with the Black Stars. I will definitely return and hopefully, I should have psyched myself by August so that if Ghana has a friendly match, I can return to the team.’