Wednesday Jun 14, 2017. 16:30
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has announced that he will soon end his three-year absence from the national team.
The 28-year-old Juventus player has not featured for the Black Stars since 2014, with injuries and a desire to focus on his club career seeing him have a ‘sabbatical’ from the national team.
Asamoah could have returned to the Ghana team earlier this year for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, but he asked to be excluded from Avram Grant’s squad.
The versatile midfielder is now ready to return to the Black Stars set-up and add to the 60-plus caps he has accumulated in his international career.
“Well, very soon, I will join the team," Asamoah said at the Calcio Trade Ball in Accra on Tuesday.
"I left the team due to injuries and I needed to get better because I knew that the nation had more talent.
"Even in my absence, I see that the team has replacements and I am happy that I am doing well now."
After a couple of years marred by major injuries, the Ghanaian appears to have recovered full fitness.
"I did not want to come back to the team when I was half-fit," Asamoah added.
"I want to come back while I'm playing regularly and doing well with my club.
"Within a short time, I will join the team again.”
This opens the door for Asamoah to be included in Ghana’s squad for their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Congo in late August and early September.