Versatile Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng is set to make a return to international football with Ghana.
The 26-year-old hasn’t represented his nation since he quit in November 2011, citing fitness reasons for his decision.
“Boateng’s father is my relative and we used talks with him and the boy to convince the player to return to the Black Stars,” Ghana official Yaw Boateng Djan told Peace FM on Tuesday.
“In fact, he could have returned earlier as he was being considered for this month’s matches, but an injury prevented his inclusion.”
The former Portsmouth man could now return in his country’s final 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in September.
Djan also dismissed speculation that Boateng had demanded to bring his own personal fitness trainer with him should he return to the set-up.
Ghana are second in Group D, but just one point behind Zambia who they will host at the start of next season.