Ghana’s France-based players Andre and Jordan Ayew have ruled themselves out of this month’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Kumasi.
But the Marseille duo have hinted that they will be available for subsequent matches for the Black Stars in the qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
This was contained in the letters the two players sent to the Ghana Football Association in reply to the federation’s request for them to reconsider their decision to temporarily retire from the Black Stars.
The sons of Abedi Pele announced their decision to quit the national team last month after they were left out of Ghana’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
While Jordan complained of the uncertainty over his place in the Black Stars, Andre said he had problems with the management of the team which resulted in his decision to quit.
Jordan was urged by the GFA to reconsider his decision as he is still relevant to the national team while Dede was told to make himself for the country while his concerns are addressed.
Andre was happy that the GFA was keen on listen to his concerns hinting that he will make himself available for the country in ‘due course’.
“I am most sincerely grateful to you for expressing your desire to address the issues that provoked my decision, some of which I most certainly believe, you are undoubtedly aware of for which reason I do not intend to catalogue them for discussion (I really think disagreement) at a roundtable with the Association,” Andre Ayew wrote.
“Time definitely heals wounds.
“In the meantime, I shall revert to you in due course on the issues on my availability for the national team in due course.”
In his response Jordan accepted the GFA request for him to make himself available for the country but said his return won’t be immediate.
“I accept your recommendation to me to reconsider my decision and make myself available for future Black Stars assignment,” Jordan Ayew said in his letter responding to the GFA’s request.
“As indicated in my letter to the Ghana Football Association my decision to withdraw my services for the senior national football team is only temporary.
“I will therefore definitely and certainly make myself available for future Black Stars assignment, but not immediately.
“I appreciate your swift reaction to my letter and the suggestion implied in your letter that I am still relevant for the Black Stars assignment.”
Ghana will play Sudan in Kumasi on 24 March with subsequent matches against Lesotho, Sudan and Zambia.