Black Stars head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has disclosed that his doors are not closed for Asamoah Gyan, noting that the former Ghana captain knows what to do to return to the senior national team.
Gyan on Wednesday – contrary to reports that he had retired from international football – made known his desire to return to the Black Stars.
However, Akonnor, speaking to journalists via Zoom indicated that the former Sunderland star knows what to do to be part of his squad.
“Asamoah Gyan has made it clear that he wants to. He is an experienced man and he knows what to do for him to get into the team.
“He is a Ghanaian and has done a marvellous job in the past. We’ve had a bit of discussion, he knows what to do.
“I’m also watching him closely. Not just him but any other person that has the chance to come.
Akonnor continued: “The other day I invited [Frank] Acheampong who is in China. He has been out of the team for quite some time but unfortunately, some issues didn’t permit him to come.
“The national team is open to everybody.”
Gyan last played for Ghana at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament under the tutelage of Akwesi Appiah.
Gyan scored Ghana’s first-ever World Cup goal in 2006 in Germany, and he is Ghana’s most-capped player and all-time top scorer, with 106 appearances and 51 strikes respectively.
He also holds the record of being Africa’s all-time top scorer at the World Cup with 6 goals after shattering Roger Milla of Cameroon‘s record at the 2014 global showpiece in Brazil.
Gyan was the first player in the world to score in nine consecutive tournaments before it was recently equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo during the Euro 2020.