There’s confusion brewing in the camp of the Black Stars after the captain of the team, Asamoah Gyan announced his permanent retirement from the team after he reportedly heard rumours that even though he’ll be included in the team for the AFCON tournament, he wouldn’t be made captain.
In a new development, a member of the communication team for Asamoah Gyan Group of Companies, Kweku Obeng, also known as “Maestro” has thrown more light on the circumstances which shrouded Gyan’s decision to exclude himself from the Black Stars forever.
“On the 10 May, 2019 there was a publication on Ghanaweb, credited to MyNewsGh.com, which indicated that a Coach Kwesi Appiah was going to drop Asamoah Gyan. In that report a journalist and prophet had visited Kwesi Appiah at his private residence. In the discussions they had the prophet had told the coach that in a dream he saw Andre Ayew lifting the AFCON trophy. So the coach told the prophet to work on Andre Ayew. So in that discussion that is what has transpired leading him to make Gyan the General captain and Dede the main captain, he told Accra based radio station Adom FM.
“Asamoah Gyan was told that If the captain armband is given to Andre Ayew, Ghana will win the AFCON so he (Gyan) was asked to think about it and relinquish the captain to Andre Ayew”.
“He quickly made some consultations and got back to the coach and asked where the decision was coming from. According to the coach when he was given the job for the second time there was pressure on him to change him as the captain of the side but he overlooked it and now there is too much pressure so he wished Gyan will come out publicly and voluntarily hand over the armband to Andre Ayew”, Maestro explained.
“He called Gyan to come out publicly to relinquish the captain’s armband to Andre Ayew and assured him of the General captain role. The coach did not show respect to him and that was why he retired”, he concluded.