Ghana captain Andre Ayew has reveled the key role Kwesi Appiah played in his decision to stay at Swansea City.
The 29-year-old had been linked with a move away from the club during the summer after ending his loan spell at Fenerbahce.
However, the attacker disclosed that a conversation with the Black Stars boss was the sticking point for him to continue at the Liberty Stadium.
"He[Kwesi Appiah] said: 'It's a very good league and if that's your decision I am okay as long as you are fit and you do what you have always done with the national team'," Ayew explains in an interview with BBC.
"That was important because the national team is very, very important for me.
"I have always represented my country with a lot of honour and a lot of pride. I am very proud of where I am from and of what any Ghanaian is doing. We have always tried to raise the flag really high."
Ayew has been capped 84 times by Ghana since his debut in 2007 and has scored 15 goals.