Yesterday Ghanaian football lovers got the surprise of their lives when the captain of the Blackstars Asamoah Gyan issued a press release to announce his retirement from the National team over some captaincy dispute.
In the letter, Asamoah Gyan made it clear that he won’t feel alright to be called up for the AFCON and not be given the captain band but would be asked to play with the team.
Well, after his letter there has been a mixed feeling among some football lovers with some asking the coach Kwesi Appiah to give the captaincy band to the striker and call him back to the national team.
Well, a member of the communication team for Asamoah Gyan Group of Companies, Kweku Obeng AKA Maestro has claimed that Kwesi Appiah’s decision on Asamoah Gyan was taken after his spiritual father told him that Ghana would win the AFCON with Ayew as captain.
According to the aide, on the10 May 2019, there was a publication on Ghanaweb that 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.