There was a wild rumour woven around a conspiracy theory some years ago that Inter Milan midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah dropped the famous number 10 Jersey which was later handed to Dede Ayew because the latter chased him in his dreams, literally!

Kwadwo Asamoah, speaking to award-winning journalist Gary Al Smith in an exclusive interview, revealed how he even landed the number 10 jersey in the first place, dropping his favourite number 20 for the iconic shirt.

According to him, it was former captain of the Black Stars who handed over the ‘dreaded’ number 10 jersey number to him during the 2008 AFCON tournament that was held in Ghana.

The former Juventus star who now plays for Inter Milan after spending 6-years in Turin, said his favorite jersey number has always been number 20 but he couldn’t resist the temptation of wearing the iconic number when Appiah made the recommendation to the team managers ahead of the AFCON because he (Appiah) got injured prior to the tournament and was not to b part of the team.


The energetic and combative midfielder debunked the rumour that he later rejected the jersey because of some juju worked against him within the Black Stars by his own team mates.

He said he never had any dream of lions chasing him to drop the jersey number for Dede Ayew as it was widely circulated. He also said he’s willing to work with Dede as the new captain of the team, adding that he has no qualms with whoever is made captain since the major thing he needs is the trophy and nothing else.

Watch all the details in the video below;


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