Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan has opened up on the captaincy row that clouded the Black Stars’ 2019 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Egypt saying he felt betrayed by Coach Kwasi Appiah
Asamoah Gyan was stripped off the captaincy days before the commencement of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
He was elevated to be the team’s general captain losing the match-day role to Andre Ayew.
Shortly after the announcement of Andre Dede Ayew as the new captain for the Senior National Team, Asamoah Gyan announced his resignation from the team.
He later rescinded his decision after an intervention by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
In an Interview on Accra based Joy FM and monitored by The Ghana Report, Asamoah Gyan says, he felt betrayed by Coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to make him the general captain.
“I felt betrayed and disappointed, I am only human, if you put yourself in my shoes, you will understand, I am not the first person to be stripped of the armband but mostly it happens when one has been involved in a scandal.”
The Black Star striker says despite his reservations about the decision by the Ghana Coach, he respected it and accepted it.
“He took his decision but how he went about it was wrong, to be honest, I was talked to by the president of Ghana and other senior statesmen to see the larger picture and life. And I took everything in my stride. I have no problem with the coach. We are very cool and we look forward to the future,” he said.
Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s all-time top scorer with 51 goals in all competitions. He has represented Ghana at three FIFA World Cup tournaments.