Ghana legend Anthony Baffoe has rubbished recent claims made by former national teammate Anthony Yeboah.
Anthony Yeboah in a recent interview with veteran sports journalist Kwabena Yeboah expressed his disappointment over his captaincy snub in the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations final.
Anthony Yeboah revealed that his manager at Frankfurt during those times spoke to Tony Baffoe prior to the game to reject the Black Stars captaincy and hand it over to the him (Tony Yeboah), but Baffoe refused to.
There were also claims that Abedi Pele who was Baffoe’s roommate had an influence on the manager’s decision to hand Baffoe the captaincy.
However, Baffoe in an interview with GTV Sports + has rubbished those claims, insisting he never spoke to Yeboah’s manager and Abedi Pele had no influence on the decision.
”To be honest, I was not expecting to be named Black Stars captain. I remember we had a team meeting and Otto Pfister [head coach] announced that Anthony Baffoe is going to captain the team. This is how it got to him,” Baffoe, now CAF Deputy General Secretary, told GTV Sports +
”This is something very interesting I am going to tell you now. People thought Abedi, maybe because we were roommates, he never ever mentioned anything about captaincy to me. I can assure you.
”To set the records straight, I saw an interview from Anthony Yeboah when he said that his manager called me to speak to management that I should hand the captaincy to him. Nobody called me. This is not true. This is exactly what I can tell you.
”I remember Alhaji Maikano, the team manager, came to me and said there were rumours going on and I said whoever wants to take the captaincy should come and take it. I’m not keen on captaincy.
”I can only tell you that when I went to Metz after three months I was named captain of the team. I dont think a captain would make you win trophies”, he concluded.