Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan is billed to address a press conference later today regarding his decision on his retirement communicated earlier.

This comes after President Akufo-Addo asked Gyan to rescind his decision to retire from the national team.

Akufo-Addo spoke to Gyan on phone Tuesday after a meeting with Black Stars stakeholders at the Jubilee House following the captaincy row.

“The President urged him, in the national interest, to rescind his decision to retire from the Black Stars, and make himself available for selection by Coach Kwasi Appiah,” the director of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin said in a Facebook post.

The 33 year old in a tweet Wednesday said he will release a statement based on the telephone discussion with the President.

Gyan on Monday announced his retirement from the National team after coach Kwasi Appiah took the armband from him.

“Upon consultation with my family and team, and as an active footballer and captain of the National team, if the decision of the coach is to give captaincy of the tournament to another player while I am named in the team for the tournament, I wish to recuse myself from the tournament.

“I also wish to retire from the national team permanently; not pretending my presence would not fuel the purported undermining the country has seen under my captaincy,” Gyan said in a statement Monday.

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