The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has asked brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew to rescind their decision to temporarily retire from the Black Stars.
The France-based duo quit international football on Monday at the ages of 23 and 21 respectively, citing different reasons.
The duo, who both play for French side Marseille, say they are taking a temporary break claiming they have disagreements with the GFA.
Sons of Ghana legend Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew, Andre, who is popularly known as ‘Dede’, and Jordan wrote separate letters to the GFA to inform the body of their resignations.
The GFA has responded to their requests by asking them to change their minds to make themselves available for the Black Stars.
“The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has written to Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew to ask them to reconsider their decisions to temporarily retire from the Black Stars,” the statement from the GFA read.
“The GFA received a letter from Andre and Jordan on Monday citing various reasons for their decision to temporarily retire from international football.”
Andre was dropped from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after failing to report to camp in time and the Marseille playmaker suggested he had some issues with the management of the Black Stars.
The GFA says it is willing to meet Andre to discuss his concerns over the Black Stars management.
“For Andre the GFA is keen on knowing the details of his grievances so that an amicable settlement can be reached,” the GFA said in responding to Andre’s concerns.
Jordan on the other hand was worried over the decision to exclude him from Ghana’s Africa Cuip of Nations teams insisting his performance for his club should have warranted him a place in the squad as he was named Marseille best player of the month when the squad was named.
“We have asked Jordan to reconsider his decision and make himself available for selection for future Black Stars assignments,” the GFA said when responding to Jordan’s concerns.
“We want to assure Ghanaians that we will engage Andre and Jordan in discussions to get them to rescind their decisions.”
Jordan said he was quitting so that he can play well at club level and “obtain the quality, experience and stature necessary for a call-up to play in the national team”.