“Learn from Stephen Appiah” – Dan Quaye tells André Ayew

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Former Black Stars defender Dan Quaye has advised current Black Stars skipper André Ayew to take lessons from former skipper Stephen Appiah.

Stephen Appiah is described by many as the best captain the Black Stars has ever seen.

It was under his tutelage that Ghana qualified for it first World in 2006, he led Ghana to another World Cup in 2010.

As it is widely believed that captaincy issues is one of Ghana’s biggest concerns at tournaments. Harking back to 1992 when Ghana lost the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) final to Ivory Coast.

Just last year in Egypt, Ghana faced it worst performance at the AFCON in over a decade and half. The reason for the awful showdown was blamed on the captaincy feud between Asamoah Gyan and Dede Ayew prior to the tournament.

However, Dan Quaye who was a teammate of Stephen Appiah has advised current Black Stars skipper André Ayew to tap into the leadership examples of Stephen Appiah if he wants to flourish as a captain.

“As for leadership, that’s why I said they should learn from Stephen Appiah,” Quaye told Citi FM.

“I remember when we were camp during the 2006 World Cup qualifications and the tournament itself in Germany.

“You won’t see him (Stephen Appiah) being boastful that he is captain or maybe controlling the other players.

“We ate together and did everything together.

“As a captain you always set example,”

“If we are on the field, you are the boss as the captain but outside the field you are not the boss again.

“You have to cooperate with everybody and that makes you a good leader.”

Dan Quaye was part of Ghana’s squad at the 2006 World Cup. At club level, he won numerous laurels with Hearts of Oak, including the 2000 CAF Champions League and the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup.

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