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Football | Ghana

Gyan explains international break



Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has explained his decision to temporarily suspend his international career following the backlash from missing a crucial penalty for Ghana in their shock defeat to Zambia in the semifinals of the recently concluded Africa cup of nations, Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012.

Gyan said in a release sent to SuperSport.com that "Firstly it's important that I express my sincere apologies to my country.

I never intended to make a decision like this early on in my career, psychologically I am down.

As you can imagine It's been very hard for me mentally to miss two important successive penalties for my country and because of this a break to recoup my thoughts and emotions will aid me to come back bigger and mentally stronger."

He added that, "I never fully recovered from 2010 World Cup and now 2012 Afcon. I want my country to know I love playing for them and I wouldn't be who I am without them. So they should give me some time to get myself back together.

I would like to ask for prayers and support from Ghanaians to help me to come back with a renewed strength to continue serving my country."

Gyan has been attacked by media and fan following that penalty miss, the second in two consecutive defeats by Ghana in major tournaments.



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