Solar Ayew, the paternal uncle of Black Stars skipper Andre Ayew has stated emphatically that only the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo can strip Andre Ayew off Black Stars captaincy.
Andre Ayew was named captain of the Black Stars ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, replacing Asamoah Gyan.
According to Solar Ayew, Andre Ayew’s performance for the team and leadership qualities makes it impossible for anyone to strip him off captaincy, except the President of Ghana.
“It’s a pride and honour to captain your national team, and per the performance and leadership qualities of Dede [Andre] Ayew, it will take only the President of the land, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah to stripe off the captaincy from Dede Ayew. His absence will make it difficult for Ghana to beat Nigeria.”, Solar Ayew said on Kumasi-based Light FM.
Andre Ayew was sent off in Ghana’s final group game of the 2021 AFCON as Ghana lost 3-2 and bowed out of the tournament. The red card means he will miss the playoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Nigeria in March.