Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan says he is still available for the senior national team despite reports that he has retired from international football.
Gyan was dropped from coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor's 23-man provisional squad for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan later this month.
He has represented the Black Stars for almost two decades since making his debut at the age of 17 in 2003 against Somalia.
But the former Sunderland striker has not played for Ghana since featuring at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Pulse.com.gh, he said he is still available for selection and has not officially retired from national team duty yet.
"I’m still available for the Black Stars. You know there were a lot of controversies but we were able to settle it," he told Pulse.com.gh.
"I haven’t retired from the national team officially. I retired from the national team officially [when] I sent the letter.
"I had to … The president spoke to me and I had to just come back to the national team. For now, I am still available till the day I will call it a day for the international side."
He currently plays for NorthEast United in India.
Gyan is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Black Stars with 51 goals. He represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups.
He is also the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup with six goals.