Ghana defender John Pantsil has dismissed reports he intends to retire from international football to concentrate on club duties.
The 30-year-old has returned to his best since he joined Israeli giants Hapoel Tel Aviv as he continues to enjoy regular playing time week-in-week-out.
But speculations have resurfaced in the Ghanaian media again claiming the former Fulham right back is considering stepping down from the international stage.
But he has flatly denied the reports insisting he is not throwing in the towel yet.
“The reports are false and mere rumours which are being orchestrated to push me out of te Black Stars,” Pantsil said
“It is never true that I want to retire from the senior national team.
“There story came as surprise to me when I heard it as well and I want to believe that those who do not want my return are behind these rumours.
“That has not crossed my mind yet and I would be ready to serve my nation anytime I’m called upon to offer my services.”
Many have been pushing for the return of the experienced right back into the Black Stars ahead of the crucial return leg of the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi next month.