Sports News of Wed, 15 Nov 201729
Appiah to consider rotating Black Stars captaincy
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says he may consider rotating the Black Stars captaincy in a bid to stop the unending brouhaha that has surrounded the armband of the senior national football team.
The Black Stars head coach said he gets worried about the fuss that people create about the captaincy, which he adds does not help the unity of the current squad.
Speaking on Metro TV on Wednesday, Appiah said the armband is not as important as people make it seem and that anybody can be the captain of the team.
“Gyan is the captain until I decide to change him but maybe I will consider rotating it like you said to take away the pressure and controversy that comes with it. I always tell my players to be captains of their positions. Players are at their best when you give them responsibilities”, he added.
Currently, Asamoah Gyan is the captain of the Black Stars while Andre Ayew is the deputy. But the West Ham star together with his brother Jordan have not been called up for Ghana’s two international games raising eyebrows and allegations that there is a feud between Kwesi Appiah and the Ayew brothers.
The choice of who becomes captain of the Black Stars by convention goes to the senior-most player in the set-up and the deputy is given to the second senior-most player.
The Black Stars, and its managers have had to deal with a lot of captaincy rumours in the last couple of years, with media reports rife that Andre Ayew with backing from section of the playing body feels he is the man to lead the national team and not Asamoah Gyan.
The GFA has always denied that such tensions exists between Andre and Asamoah Gyan.