Asamoah unperturbed despite missing out on Black Stars leadership role

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Asamoah Gyan’s business manager, Samuel Anim Addo has stated that Asamoah Gyan is undisturbed by his snub for a leadership role in the Black Star.

A new structure for leadership roles in the Black Stars was announced by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Sunday on it official website.

André Ayew, who prior to the 2019 African Cup of Nation (AFCON) in Egypt replaced Asamoah Gyan as main captain in a controversial circumstance under the tutelage of erstwhile manager Kwesi Appiah was maintained as Black Stars skipper.

Thomas Partey, who made his debut for the senior national team in 2016 replaced Kwadwo Asamoah as 1st Vice captain, with Richard Ofori who has 15 senior national appearances to his name pronounced 2nd vice captain.

“General captain”, a position which was occupied by the senior player in the team and was recently occupied by Gyan was expunged, leaving the country’s top scorer with no leadership role.

Reacting to the situation, Samuel Anim Addo has stated that Gyan never liked the idea of being a general captain.

“Asamoah Gyan has held successful meetings with the Black Stars Management Committee,” Anim Addo told Nhyra FM.

“The Asamoah Gyan camp has never liked the idea of the ‘general captain’. There was no way he was going to wear the armband when he isn’t the [main] captain anymore.

“Due to his love for Ghana, he returned to play for the team on the request of the president [of Ghana] and other top officials even when he announced his retirement [from international duty last year].”

Following the reshuffling and the snub, there have been claims that Gyan who’s patently one of Ghana’s greatest players ever will soon be announcing his retirement from international football.

Anim Addo has however debunked those claims, stating that Gyan is still interested in serving Ghana in all capacity.

“Gyan believes he is a role model for most of the players, regardless his role in the national team,” Anim Addo added.

“At any point in time, he is willing to give his brotherly support to any leader present and is only interested in serving Ghana in any capacity.

“This [new leadership hierarchy] is the best decision taken by CK Akunnor.”

Asamoah Gyan is Ghana’s most capped player with 109 appearances and Ghana’s all time scorer with 51 goals.

Gyan is currently without a club after leaving Indian fold Northeast United in January this year.

The 34-year-old is strongly linked with a move to Asante Kotoko.

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