I’m still the General captain for the Black Stars – Asamoah Gyan

Published on: 18 October 2020

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan has insisted that he still the general captain of the senior national soccer team, Black Stars despite the new captaincy structure.   

Gyan, who is the all-time top scorer for Ghana has struggled to return to the Black Stars after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Prior to the 2019 AFCON, Asamoah Gyan was stripped off his captaincy by coach James Kwasi Appiah when Andre Ayew was named as the substantive skipper.

C.K. Akonnor, who is now the head coach of the Black Stars has maintained Andre Dede Ayew as the captain of the team with Thomas Partey and Richard Ofori as deputy captains.

This has called for doubts on the future of Gyan in the team as many believe the general captaincy role has also been scrapped by Akonnor.

But according to Gyan, he is still the general captain of the team ones he has not received any communique from the coach with regards to scrapping of the said position.

Speaking to Adom TV, he said, “Ones they have not named anyone as the general captain, I think that I’m still the general captain. Whether you like it or not that is the title they’ve given to me now. I know they have made some changes but I want them to also name someone as the general captain, if not, I’m still holding onto my position in the team”

He continued that, “Authorities at times consult me for ideas because of my experience with the national team but it’s a normal thing. We are in 2020, I started playing for the national team in 2003 and it tells you the experience I have with regards to the Black Stars. Most of the current squad were very young when I started playing for the national and so there are petty things that authorities will ask me as an experience player”

“With what I have achieved with the national team, you cannot do anything without me. So its normal for authorities to take ideas from me” he said.