The Ghana Football Association says it will continue to hold talks with the Ayew brothers over their international future after the duo ruled themselves out of this month’s clash with Sudan.
Despite ruling themselves out of the game in Kumasi, the duo have responded ‘favourably’ to the GFA’s request for them to reverse their decision to quit the national team temporarily.
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 GFA has responded by saying they will continue to dialogue with the two sons of legend Abedi Pele.
“The Ghana Football Association is pleased to announce that Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew have responded favourably to our request for them to reconsider their decision to temporarily retire from the Black Stars,” the GFA said in a statement.
“However, they have asked to be excluded from this month’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan while they ponder the exact date for their return to the national team.
A statement added: “We will continue our dialogue with the players to ensure they are available for selection in our future matches.”
Andre claims he has not fully recovered psychologically to play for the Black Stars after stating in his resignation letter his relationship with some members of the management team had deteriorated.
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’.
Ghana will play Sudan in Kumasi on 24 March with subsequent matches against Lesotho, Sudan and Zambia.