Black Star Player, Asamoah Gyan has been speaking after what happened at the AFCONs. Some few days before the AFCON, Coach Kwasi Appiah took the Captaincy band from him, and more. He was speaking in an interview with JOY FM
When asked whether he thinks he was in Coach Kwasi Appiah’s plan, he said,
“NO. I knew i wasn’t. I’ve been in the team for many years now, and how things were going, i knew i wasn’t in his plans at all. Knowing I wasn’t in Kwesi Appiah’s plans, I was just waiting for that opportunity. I don’t regret going for the tournament. Regretting would be disrespect to the President who asked me on phone to rescind my decision.”
” I don’t want to say things but it’s okay. A captain is a captain. What is ‘General Captain’? I don’t understand its meaning even now. Since I became captain of the Black Stars, I’ve never been allowed to enjoy my reign. Me alone, I never enjoyed my role as a captain. For seven years as a captain, I never enjoyed my tenure. Why. So many hypocrites around never allowed me to enjoy”.
On whether he didn’t obey the instruction of the Coach when the AFCOn was on, he said,
“I obeyed all the Coach’s instructions. In our game against Tunisia, he asked me to warm up and I did. I asked Ekuban to accompany me just to warm up but the coach called Ekuban to play ahead of me. I didn’t asked the coach why. I never interfere.