The 27-year-old was wanted by the nation as one of its overage players for the football tournament, which the side kicked off with a 1-1 draw against host
However Newcastle United, who lost the striker to the African Cup of Nations and faced the prospect of having to do without him again for the same tournament, persuaded Cisse not to go, with manager
Cisse told the
"I wanted to play for my country, as representing
"He said it was better for me, and I understood his decision.
"God willing, I will score a lot more goals this season. I scored 30 goals last season, but I don't set targets for the next season.
"Maybe I will score 30 again - I don't know."
Cisse was a major hit at Newcastle during the second half of last season, following his $15 million January capture.
He scored 13 times as the Magpies finished fifth in the
London 2012 has given women's football in the UK an 'unprecedented platform' on which to create a lasting legacy, according to the Football Association's head of national game Kelly Simmons.