Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has hailed Asamoah Gyan for rescinding his retirement decision.
The Al Ain striker confirmed his return to international football on Wednesday after a five-month indefinite break from the Black Stars.
Gyan suffered a torrent of abuse from some fans but has now decided to return to boost the four-time African champions.
His availability will boost Ghana’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification chances after drawing Malawi.
“The GFA wants to thank Asamoah Gyan for taking this decision and this shows once again that he is fully committed to his country,” Nyantakyi said.
“We thank his family and friends who also helped to encourage him in his difficult times.
“I want to use this opportunity to plead with our fans to support our players in their difficult times rather than condemning them.
“These players have brought good times for the country in the past and when things go wrong let’s encourage them to bring out the best in them.”
The Black Stars will host the Flames in the first leg between the weekend of September 7-9.